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The Idrot: The Doctrine of the Countenances

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/9780195118490.003.0005
The Idrot: The Doctrine of the Countenances

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The author describes the most influential texts of the Zohar, the dramatic Idrot, in this chapter. These texts describe convocations in which various members of the Zohar's pietistic circle perish in mystical ecstasy while beholding the wonders of the Godhead. The chapter examines some central themes in the Idrot and their related literature.

Keywords: Zohar; Idrot; Godhead

Chapter.  10682 words.  Illustrated.

Subjects: Judaism and Jewish Studies

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