### Abstract

This document contains a proof of the recursion theorem. This is a
mechanization of the proof of the recursion theorem from the text

BSD License*Introduction to Set Theory*, by Karel Hrbacek and Thomas Jech. This implementation may be used as the basis for a model of Peano arithmetic in ZF. While recursion and the natural numbers are already available in Isabelle/ZF, this clean development is much easier to follow.