- n. A Jewish cabalistic book attributed by tradition to Rabbi Simon ben Yochi, who lived about the end of the 1st century AD. Modern critics believe it to be a compilation of the 13th century.
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- n. A Jewish cabalistic book attributed by tradition to Rabbi Simon ben Yochi, who lived about the end of the 1st century, a. d. Modern critics believe it to be a compilation of the 13th century.
- Hebrew זוהר \ זֹהַר ("splendor, radiance"). (Wiktionary)
“M. Vulliaud, who has collated all these views in the course of some fifty pages, shows that although the name Zohar might have originated with M.ses de Leon, the ideas it embodied were far older than the thirteenth century.”
“Its title Zohar (light, splendour) is derived from the words of Genesis”
“After I bought it, I read the introductions in English and saw that the book was originally part of something called the Zohar project, which intended to distribute copies of this small book for free.”
“The Gnosis are after the mysterious artifact, the Zohar, which is onboard the Woglinde the time of the attack.”
“During the Q and A I got him to say that The Zohar is a projection.”
“It was called the Zohar – the light – and was a deeply complex text that offers a philosophy for life including meditation, yoga and astrology.”
“Even the understanding of the 12th-century manuscript, called the Zohar, on which modern Kabbalah teaching is based, is made surprisingly user- friendly.”
“For instance, to make any progress in Kabbalah, you are urged to buy the holy book, the Zohar, which is 23 volumes written in Aramaic, translated into incomprehensible English, and costs Pounds 289.”
“(CB) The Zohar is a rabbinic book, claiming descent from Rabbi Simeon ben Yohai (second century), in the form of a commentary on the Pentateuch, interpreting it throughout, in an enigmatic and esoteric style, according to a mystical sense.”
“Jewish opinion is strongly divided on this question, one body maintaining that the Zohar is the comparatively modern work of Moses de Leon, the other declaring it to be of extreme antiquity.”
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