164. HE ASKS, Why WAS IT SLAUGHTERED at twilight? HE ANSWERS, That is when Judgment is impending, and the time when this decree OF THE EXILE IN EGYPT was given through Abraham, as it is written, "And when the sun was going down, a sleep fell upon Abram; and, lo, a horror of great darkness fell upon him" (Beresheet 15:12). "Horror" is one crown OF THE KLIPAH, "darkness" is another crown and "great" is greater than all THE CROWNS. Even though we explained this passage as referring to other kinds of bondage of Yisrael - THAT HORROR REFERS TO BABYLON, DARKNESS IS MEDIA, GREAT IS GREECE, it refers to everything. THEY ALLUDE TO THE THREE CROWNS OF THE KLIPAH AND ALSO THE EXILES. In the same way WE SPOKE OF THE LAMB, OF WHICH THE HOLY ONE, BLESSED BE HE, SAID, 'YOU PERFORM AN ACTION BELOW AND I WILL BREAK THEIR POWER ABOVE,' SO, "I will utterly blot out" (Shemot 17:14). You ACT below and I WILL ACT above.