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    [Hebrew Manuscript]. Idra Zuta (Sefer Ha-Zohar). Manuscript. 18th-19th cent. Krown & Spellman retail: $600.

    8vo. Book: 126 x 90mm. Text: 77 x 109mm. (2), 33, (2). Ex library, paper boards, worn. First three leaves with slight worming (2 blanks and first of text, little affect). Some chipping to page corners, few stains. Text block loose at inner margin. Pages browned. Square Hebrew script in black ink, 19 lines per leaf. Name of owner in Ladino (Judaeo-Spanish) at beginning, crossed out. End of manuscript has some notes in Ladino, few modern pencil notes to blanks. With vowel points. From the Krown & Spellman Collection.

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    "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... 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. The story of the Idroth is as follows: Idra Rabba (Zohar 3:127b-145a): R. Shimon bar Yohai convenes with nine other scholars, and they gather in the sacred        , or threshing field, where they thresh out secrets. Each scholar expounds various configurations of the partsufim, and three of them die in ecstasy while doing so. Idra Zuta (Zohar 3:287b-296d): Years later, at RASHB'I"s deathbed, the seven still-living scholars come to his deathbed, along with the whole heavenly host. He alone explains the configurations of the partsufim, so this work is more unified. RASHB'I wavers between this world and the next. He directed his students to celebrate his passing that day as a Yom Hillula (wedding), as it would Messianically unite the immanent and transcendent Divine Lights of Creation. The Idra Zuta is considered the deepest teachings of the Zohar." - Wikipedia. The Idra Zuta is considered the deepest teachings of the Zohar.                    

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