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Hadrat Zekenim, Livorno (Leghorn) 1867

הדרת זקנים - Kabbalah

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  • Lot Number 53236
  • Title (English) Hadrat Zekenim
  • Title (Hebrew) הדרת זקנים
  • Note Kabbalah
  • City Livorno (Leghorn)
  • Publisher ישראל קושטא וחבריו
  • Publication Date 1867
  • Estimated Price - Low 200
  • Estimated Price - High 500

  • Item # 2342680
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Physical Description

120 ff. octavo 178:110 mm., wide margins, light age staining. A very good copy bound in contemporary boards, rubbed.


Detail Description

Kabbalistic works, primarily the Idra Rabba and Zutra, The Idra, which means threshing floor in Aramaic, is a Kabbalistic work included in printings of the Zohar, and was probably written and appended to the main body of the Zohar at a later date. Contemporary scholars believe the Idra dates to the third generation of Zoharic literature, which produced also the Tiqqunim, the Ra'aya Meheimna, and other Zoharic material. The main body of the Zohar, or guf ha-zohar, dates to the second generation of Zoharic material. There are actually two texts in Zoharic literature called Idra: the first being the Idra Rabba, or “greater Idra”, and the second being the Idra Zuta, or “lesser Idra”, with these two texts being intimately connected to each other. Idra Rabba ("The Greater Assembly"), a description of the gathering of Simeon b. Yohai and his companions, in which the most profound mysteries are expounded concerning the revelation of the Divine in the form of *Adam Kadmon ("Primordial Man"). It is of a superior literary construction and the most systematic discourse found in the Zohar. Each of the companions says his piece and Simeon b. Yohai completes their pronouncements. At the end of this solemn assembly three of the ten participants meet with an ecstatic death. Among the early kabbalists it was called Idra de-Naso and it is printed in the portion Naso (3:127b–145a). It is, in a way, a kind of Talmud to the Mishnah of the Sifra di-Zeni'uta. The Idra Zuta ("The Lesser Assembly"), a description of the death of Simeon b. Yohai and his closing words to his followers before his death, a kind of kabbalistic parallel to the death of Moses. It contains a companion discourse to that in the Idra Rabba, with many additions. Among the early kabbalists it was called Idra de-Ha'azinu. This portion concludes the Zohar (3:287b–96b).


Hebrew Description

נדפס דף על דף על-פי ליוורנו תרכ"ד.


EJ; Bibliography of the Hebrew Book 1470-1960 #000109069; Wikipedia