Daily Zohar # 4160 – Bo – One wise king with seven names
Daily Zohar 4160
142. וְשָׁנִינוּ, שְׁמוֹתָיו נִקְרְאוּ עַל שֵׁם הַחָכְמָה, וּמִשּׁוּם כָּךְ עָשָׂה שְׁלֹשָׁה סְפָרִים: שִׁיר הַשִּׁירִים, קֹהֶלֶת, מִשְׁלֵי. וְכֻלָּם לְהַשְׁלִים הַחָכְמָה. שִׁיר הַשִּׁירִים כְּנֶגֶד חֶסֶד, קֹהֶלֶת כְּנֶגֶד דִּין, מִשְׁלֵי כְּנֶגֶד רַחֲמִים, כְּדֵי לְהַשְׁלִים אֶת הַחָכְמָה. וְהוּא עָשָׂה כָּל מַה שֶּׁעָשָׂה כְּדֵי לְהַרְאוֹת חָכְמָה, וּכְנֶגֶד דַּרְגָּה (וּכְנֶגֶד סוֹד) עֶלְיוֹנָה, וְהוּא אָמַר בִּימֵי הֶבְלִי, הֲבֵל הֲבָלִים.
Continued from previous DZ
And we learned Solomon was called by seven names, Yedidia, Agur, Ben Yakka, Itiel, Lemuel, and Kohelet (קהלת, Ecclesiastes). And the name Kohelet is above all others. And all names are as represented above. Kohelet is also called a ‘holy congregation’ of ten people. And to that, they said, there is no congregation less than ten. And even a congregation of a hundred and more, but no less than ten. Kohelet includes all of Israel as it is written;
“תּוֹרָה צִוָּה לָנוּ מֹשֶׁה מוֹרָשָׁה קְהִלַּת יַעֲקֹב.”
“Moses commanded a law for us, A heritage of the congregation of Jacob.”
The letters of the name Kohelet, קהלת, also means ‘congregation’ and ‘assembly.’
We learned that Solomon’s names were from the level of Chokmah. He wrote three books, Song of Songs, Ecclesiastes, and Proverbs. And they are all to complete the Wisdom (Chokmah). The Song of Songs is for the Right, Chessed. Ecclesiastes is on the side of the Left, Gevurah, judgment. Proverbs is for the center, Mercy. They are on three lines, Chessed, Judgment and Mercy. King Solomon did everything to reveal his Wisdom. And of himself he said, “in the days of vanity,” and Ecclesiastes 1:2
“הֲבֵל הֲבָלִים אָמַר קֹהֶלֶת, הֲבֵל הֲבָלִים הַכֹּל הָבֶל”
“Vanity of vanities, said Kohelet; vanity of vanities, all is vanity”
The secrets of ‘Vanities’ are explained in the next paragraphs.
An additional study video for DZ Members is below.
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