Iddera Zutta

Iddera Zutta (אַדּרָא זוטָּא) i.e., the Small Assembly, is, like the Iddera Rabba (q.v.), also one of the component parts of the Sohar. It derive is its name from the fact that many of the disciples of rabbi Simon benJochai had died during the course of the cabalistic revelations, and that this portion of the Sohar contains the discourses which the Sacred Light delivered before his death to a small assembly of six pupils, who still survived, and congregated to listen to the profound mysteries. It is to a great extent a recapitulation of the Iddera Rabba, occupying itself with speculations about the Sephiroth, the Deity, etc., and concludes with recording the death of Simon ben- Jochai, the Sacred Light, and the medium through whom God revealed the contents of the Sohar. The Iddera Zutta, too, is translated into Latin by Rosenroth, in the second volume of his Kabbala Denudata. (B.P.)

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