314. We have learned that prior to the time the Corrections (formations) of the King were prepared, the most ancient among the ancient, THAT IS THE SUPREME EMANATOR, WAS constructing worlds and working out structures for existence. The female was not firmly established and did not last until the uppermost Chesed descended and caused them to last. The constructions of the female were firmly established with Yesod that is considered Chesed. This is what is written: "And these are the kings that reigned in the land of Edom, before there reigned any king..." (Beresheet 36:31), meaning the area where all judgments are, SINCE EDOM IS INDICATIVE OF JUDGMENTS. They were not firmly established until everything was settled. Chesed emerged and was situated at the tip of Yesod, WHICH IS THE CROWN OF YESOD WHERE CHOCHMAH IS REVEALED. This is what is written: "And... died... and... died" (Beresheet 36:32-39), since they did not last and were not firmly established, BECAUSE THEY CONSISTED OF judgment in judgment DEVOID OF CHESED.
315. If you will wonder that if all are Judgments, why is it written: "And Saul of Rehoboth by the river reigned in his place" (Ibid. 37)? It does not seem THAT THERE WILL BE Judgment, since we have learned that Rehoboth by the river means Binah, from whose source are opened fifty gates of lights and candles to the six corners of the world. THAT IS ZEIR ANPIN REFERRED TO AS WORLD AND, THEREFORE, IT WAS CALLED REHOBOTH, SO WE SEE THAT SAUL OF REHOBOTH BY THE RIVER IS NOT OF JUDGMENT. HE REPLIES: We have learned that they all are Judgments except for one, the last KING that lasted, THAT IS HADAR. This Saul from Rehoboth by the river is only one side, THE LEFT SIDE, that spread and emerged from Rehoboth by the river. THEREFORE, HE TOO IS OF JUDGMENT.
316. None of them lasted, and yet do not say they ceased to exist. It is simply that they did not endure in that kingdom OF JUDGMENT until this last one of all was roused and awakened and spread out, as it is written: "And Hadar reigned in his place" (Ibid. 39). Who is Hadar? It is supernal Chesed. "And the name of his city was Pa'u" (Ibid.). What is Pa'u? It is that through him a man cries (Heb. po'e), who merits the Holy Spirit. "IRO (ENG. 'HIS CITY')" IS DERIVED FROM HIT'ORERUT (ENG. 'REVIVAL'). "And the name of his wife was Mehetabel" (Ibid.): at this point, they were soothed by each other. MALCHUT is called his wife, something that is not written by them all - "THE NAME OF HIS WIFE."
317. Mehetabel INDICATES improving each other, MALE AND FEMALE. ZEIR ANPIN IS THE SECRET OF YUD HEI VAV HEI FULLY SPELLED WITH ALEPH'S WHICH NUMERICALLY AMOUNT TO 45 AND THE FEMALE, THE SECRET OF YUD HEI VAV HEI, FULLY SPELLED WITH HEI'S, WHICH IS NUMERICALLY 52. AND MEHETABEL NUMERICALLY AMOUNTS TO 45 PLUS 52. "Daughter of Matred" (Ibid.), MEANING THAT DUE TO THE constructions WITHIN HER from the side of Gvurah, MATRED IS DERIVED FROM TIRDUT (ENG. 'INCONVENIENCE'). "DAUGHTER OF Mezehab" (lit. 'golden waters') (Ibid.), meaning that golden waters were firmly established and involved one in the other, Mercy and Judgment. SINCE GOLD INDICATES JUDGMENT, THAT IS THE ILLUMINATION OF CHOCHMAH. WATERS IS THE SECRET OF CHASSADIM. THEY ARE INCLUDED TOGETHER. Here the woman was joined and the man, Mehetabel with Hadar.