The following is a short meditation on a concept which, like many others, hasn’t been illuminated very well.
In the Jewish tradition of Kabbalah, a common epithet of IHVH, the One God, is “Tzabaoth”, or “IHVH Tzabaoth” in full. Roughly translated, it means “Lord of Hosts”.
Interestingly, we also find a similar concept in Hinduism: Lord Ganesh is the king of all spirits, and thus also called “King of Hosts”.
But what does it mean to rule over hosts, in a spiritual context? Continue reading “The Lord of Hosts”