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Metaphorical usage of clouds and rain in the mystical Tablets Rashh-i-Amá, Lawh Kullu't-Ta'ám, and Qasídiyyih-Varqá'iyyih.
This paper was first posted in Word format at Hebrew University of Jerusalem [], where the author is the Chair in Bahá'í Studies. It was later published in Lights of Irfan, and is mirrored here with permission from

Clouds and the Hiding God:
Observations on some Terms in the Early Writing of Bahá'u'lláh

by Moshe Sharon

published in Lights of Irfan, 13, pages 363-379
Wilmette, IL: Haj Mehdi Armand Colloquium, 2012
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