Zohar

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Zo·har

 (zō′här)
n.
An influential text of the Jewish tradition of kabbalah, written in Aramaic and Hebrew. Although it is popularly attributed to a second-century rabbi, most of it was probably composed in the late 13th century by a Spanish kabbalist drawing upon earlier traditions.

[Hebrew zōhar, brightness, glow, from hizhîr, to shine; see zhr in Semitic roots.]
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Zohar

(ˈzəʊhɑː)
n
(Judaism) Judaism a mystical work, consisting of a commentary on parts of the Pentateuch and the Hagiographa, probably composed in the 2nd century ad
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Haskell's Mystical Resistance: Uncovering the Zohar's Conversations with Christianity delineates the nature of the tragic anti-Jewish persecution in medieval Spain, and the manner in which the Kabbalists responded via subtle critiques of Christianity woven into the Sefer ha-Zohar (The Book of Splendour).
Its sacred text the Zohar, or Book Of Splendour, is believed to explain the deepest mysteries of existence.