Idra Raba: Chapter 44

The seven kings of the Feminine Principle who died


Rabbi Shimon goes back to the issue of the kings of Edom who perished, and he says that prior to the time the Corrections (formations) of the king were prepared, Atika of Atikin was constructing worlds and working out Corrections (formations) for existence. The female did not endure until the uppermost Chesed descended and caused them to endure. The kings of Edom did not endure because they consisted of judgment in judgment without Chesed.