Daily Zohar # 4167 – Beshalach – Six hundred chariots from…
Daily Zohar 4167
156. מָתַי הִשְׁלִים הַקָּדוֹשׁ בָּרוּךְ הוּא לְסמא”ל? בַּקְּרָב עִם סִיסְרָא, שֶׁעִקֵּר הַקָּדוֹשׁ בָּרוּךְ הוּא אֶת כָּל אוֹתָן מֶרְכָּבוֹת, וְנִמְסְרוּ בִּידֵי הַגְּבִירָה. זֶהוּ שֶׁכָּתוּב (שופטים ה) נַחַל קִישׁוֹן גְּרָפָם נַחַל קְדוּמִים וְגוֹ’. וְלֶעָתִיד לָבֹא כֻּלָּם יִמָּסְרוּ. זֶהוּ שֶׁכָּתוּב (ישעיה סג) מִי זֶה בָּא מֵאֱדוֹם חֲמוּץ בְּגָדִים מִבָּצְרָה וְגוֹ’. וְעַל זֶה וַיֵּלֶךְ מֵאַחֲרֵיהֶם, שֶׁעֲתִידָה הַשְּׁכִינָה בְּסוֹף הַיָּמִים לַעֲקֹר אוֹתָם מִן הָעוֹלָם.
Continued from previous DZ
And we learned, at that time, the minister in charge of Egypt came and gathered six hundred chariots from the negative side, and for each chariot, six hundred rulers appointed prosecutors.
“וַיִּקַּח שֵׁשׁ מֵאוֹת רֶכֶב בָּחוּר וְכֹל רֶכֶב מִצְרָיִם וְשָׁלִשִׁם עַל כֻּלּוֹ.”
“Also, he took six hundred choice chariots and all the chariots of Egypt with captains over every one of them.”
He asks, “The six hundred chariots with captains were not the chariots of Egypt, and what is the point of saying afterward “and all the chariots of Egypt.” He replies, we learned that Sama-l would lend the minister of Egypt six hundred chariots of prosecutors to help him, as it is written; “he took six hundred choice chariots”, which were not of Egypt.
He asks, when did the Holy One Blessed be He pay Sama-l. It was in the war of Sisera that God uprooted all those chariots, and they were handed over to the matron as it is written;
“נַחַל קִישׁוֹן גְּרָפָם נַחַל קְדוּמִים נַחַל קִישׁוֹן תִּדְרְכִי נַפְשִׁי עֹז.”
“The torrent of Kishon swept them away, That ancient torrent, the torrent of Kishon. O my soul, march on in strength!”
And in the future, they will all be delivered. As it is written;
“מִי זֶה בָּא מֵאֱדוֹם חֲמוּץ בְּגָדִים מִבָּצְרָה זֶה הָדוּר בִּלְבוּשׁוֹ צֹעֶה בְּרֹב כֹּחוֹ אֲנִי מְדַבֵּר בִּצְדָקָה רַב לְהוֹשִׁיעַ.”
“Who is this who comes from Edom, With dyed garments from Bozrah, This One who is glorious in His apparel, Traveling in the greatness of His strength?— “I who speak in righteousness, mighty to save.”
And therefore, “and he went behind them“ means that in the future, the Shechina will come at the end of days to uproot them from the world.