“A quality of holiness, a quality of power, a fearful quality, a dreaded quality, a quality of awe, a quaslity of shuddering, a quality of dismay, a quality of terror – such is the quality of the garment of Zoharariel, Adonai, God of Israel, who, crowned, comes to the throne of His glory; His garment is engraved inside and outside and entirely covered with YHVH YHVH. No eyes are able to behold it, neither the eyes of flesh and blood nor the eyes of His servants. Whoever beholds it, whoever glimpses and sees it, his eyeballs are seized by balls of fire, his eye-balls discharge fiery torches which burn him and consume him. For the very fire that springs out of the man beholding the garment burns him and consumes him. Why? Because of the image of eyes in the garment of Zoharariel, Adonai, God of Israel, who, crowned, comes to the throne of His glory.”

 

“King of Kings, God of Gods and Lord of Lords, encircled by wreaths of crowns, surrounded by boughs of glowing princes – He who covered the heavens with His glorious bough and appeared from the heights in His majesty. The deeps were set ablaze by His beauty, the firmaments were kindled by his radiant stature. The proud angels burst out of His stature, the mighty explode from His crown, the precious erupt from His garment. And all the trees rejoice in His word, the grasses exult in His joy, and as He speaks perfumes flow forth.”

 

Hechalot Hymns (Hechalot Rabbati)

 

Further reading:

http://www.pantheon.org/articles/t/throne_of_god.html

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