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The Idrot: The Literary Tradition

Pinchas Giller

in Reading the Zohar

Published in print December 2000 | ISBN: 9780195118490
Published online September 2011 | e-ISBN: 9780199848874 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195118490.003.0004
The Idrot: The Literary Tradition

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The Idrot is one of the boldest presentations in the Zohar literature, expressing a mystical premise that God is a force that continually fills the world with divine energy which is universal in theosophical Kabbalah, just as it permeates most Western mysticism. This chapter presents the Idra texts known as the Idrot, or “convocations.” The texts include the Idra Rabbah and the Idra Zuta. A third Idra, the Idra de—Bei Mashkena, “the Idra of the Tabernacle,” is also referred to at the beginning of the Idra Rabbah.

Keywords: Idrot; Zohar; theosophical Kabbalah; Idra; Idra Rabbah; Idra Zuta; Idra de–Bei Mashkena; Idra of the Tabernacle

Chapter.  8012 words.  Illustrated.

Subjects: Judaism and Jewish Studies

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