Daily Zohar # 4094 – Vayera – Rejuvenation at the tent’s door
Daily Zohar 4094
149. וְאַבְרָהָם וְשָׂרָה זְקֵנִים בָּאִים בַּיָּמִים. מַה זֶּה בָּאִים בַּיָּמִים? הַשִּׁעוּרִים שֶׁל הַיָּמִים שֶׁאָז נִרְאוּ לָהֶם, הָאֶחָד מֵאָה וְהָאֶחָד תִּשְׁעִים, נִכְנְסוּ בַיָּמִים הַשִּׁעוּר שֶׁל הַיָּמִים כָּרָאוּי. בָּאִים בַּיָּמִים, כְּמוֹ שֶׁנֶּאֱמַר כִּי בָא הַיּוֹם, שֶׁהֶעֱרִיב הַיּוֹם לְהִכָּנֵס.
150. חָדַל לִהְיוֹת לְשָׂרָה אֹרַח כַּנָּשִׁים. וְאוֹתָהּ שָׁעָה רָאֲתָה עַצְמָהּ בְּעִדּוּן אַחֵר, וְלָכֵן אָמְרָה וַאדֹנִי זָקֵן, שֶׁהֲרֵי הוּא לֹא כְדַאי לְהוֹלִיד כִּי הוּא זָקֵן.
Continued from previous DZ
Another interpretation. Sarah was sitting at the entrance to the tent to hear what was being said. She heard the message that Abraham was told about. And so it says, “And Sarah was listening in the tent’s door, and he was behind,” that is, Abraham was sitting behind the Shechinah.
“וְאַבְרָהָם וְשָׂרָה זְקֵנִים בָּאִים בַּיָּמִים חָדַל לִהְיוֹת לְשָׂרָה אֹרַח כַּנָּשִׁים.”
“Now Abraham and Sarah were old (literal ‘coming in the days’), well advanced in age, and Sarah had passed the age of childbearing.”
He asked what is “coming in the days” and said it meant the end of their days, which were appropriate for them then, Abraham was one hundred years old, and Sarah was ninety years old.
“Coming in the days,” as we say, the evening comes, to mean the end of the day. And here Abraham and Sarah were at the end of their days.
“and Sarah had passed the age of childbearing.” (Genesis 18:11). As she heard the message, Sarah saw herself in a different light because she felt her menstrual cycle return. She said, “My master, my husband is old”, because she didn’t think Abraham could have children at his age. She didn’t say the same about herself because she felt the rejuvenation in her body.