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Similarly holy, according to the Zohar, was the Garden of Eden. We are not to imagine that prior to the "garments of skin" made by God for Adam and Eve, they were utterly naked. On the contrary, their original garb, like that of Aaron in the Tabernacle, consisted of light, in consonance with the purity of their earthly paradise. In Hebrew the words for light and skin are homonyms, both pronounced 'or but spelled differently, light with an alef and skin with an ayin. That linguistic kinship enabled the Zohar to soar: by sinning, Adam and Eve had their garments of celestial light replaced by "garments of skin," which merely protected but no longer illuminated.link
Aaron when officiating in the wilderness sanctuary, the Tabernacle. Because of the holiness of the place, his garments were actually akin to those used in the supernal world, made of remnants of pure light. TheZohar interpreted the rare and opaque noun seradin bigdei serad(garments of serad- Exodus 39:1, 41) to come from the verb sarad meaning to survive or be left over, that is remnants. same link
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