After that, my teacher told me at length about many of the people who came from this root of Cain. There are others, but he did not tell them to me.

He told me of: Cain, Keinan, Mehalelel, Yuval, Yavel, Lemech, Issachar, Shelah ben Judah, Jethro, Nadab, Abihu, Nachshon ben Aminadav, Netanel ben Tzo'ar, Korach, Datan, Abiram, Pinchas, Otniel ben Kenaz, Karmi father of Achan, Shamgar ben Anat, Samson, Elkanah, Samuel the prophet, Aviah ben Shmuel, Chaver Hakini, Ya’el the wife of Chaver Hakini, Ephlal, Sismai the friend of the father of Sucho, Yishbach the father of Ish Tamua, Yashuv, Lechem, Jesse the father of David, Avishai ben Tzroya, Shima the brother of David, Do'eg, Achitophel, Aviah ben Rehoboam, Elijah the prophet, Elisha the prophet, Jonah ben Amitai, Chiel Beit Ha’eli, Navot Hayizraeli, Michah Hamorashti, Nachum Ha’elkoshi, Hezekiah the king of Judah, Menasha ben Hezekiah, Uriah the Kohen, Zechariah ben Yevarchihu, Ezekiel the prophet, Eliyahu ben Berachel Habuzi, Chananiah the friend of Daniel, Nedavia ben Yechaneyah the king, Aneni ben Eliyoani.

These are especially from the Cain root. Whereas others are either mixed, or are not significant enough to mention relative to and in terms of this aspect.

...reading and especially reciting the names of a very great thing.

Let not the previous and following enumeration of names bore the reader. For one, reading and especially reciting the names of tzadikim in general is a very great thing. The whole person and all of his good deeds are included in the name. Tzadikim live in a super-plane that supersedes nature. Mentioning their name awakens their merit and can actually thereby make changes in the order of creation. (Rabbi Nachman) In addition, knowing about their root gives more of a handle to grab onto their soul and attach to it. There is much about most of these tzadikim throughout Rabbinic literature. The Ari.Zl. adds a major piece of information here that can aid one who knows the other pieces of the puzzle to put them together into a cohesive, unified picture. Usually, it is not easy to attain a strong link with a tzadik posthumously. However, the more one knows about the tzadik, and especially about his root, the stronger the attachment will be.

Also, we see how towering the Cain root is in this our Sha’ar Hagilglim. Reciting the order of names presented here helps to bring it to its ultimate tikun.

[Translation and commentary by Perets Auerbach.]