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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.]


(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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As consideration for MBIA UK's outstanding shares plus USD23m in cash, AGC exchanged all its holdings of notes issued in the Zohar II 2005-1 transaction, which had a total outstanding principal of an estimated USD347m as of 30 September 2016.
Under the agreement, AGC will deliver to MBIA all of the notes issued in the Zohar II 2005-1 transaction that AGC holds, and the seller, MBIA UK (Holdings) Limited, will transfer to AGC all of the outstanding shares of MBIA UK plus $23 million (18 million) in cash.
The Zohar built its theology on the idea that God was feminine as well as masculine.
Huss discusses the many ways in which the sacred Jewish text the Zohar has been received and its fluctuating impact on Jewish culture over its history.
In his essay "Magias parciales del Quijote" (1949), he unexpectedly places the Zohar in the company of none other than the Quixote, Shakespeare's Hamlet, and Carlyle's Sartor Resartus, fictions that blur the lines between reality and unreality.
Caplan, author of a popular book on Jewish law for Jewish lay readers, has produced a new translation of the Zohar HaRakia.
The Zohar is the book of Jewish mysticism that is the basis for Kabbalah.
A River Flows From Eden: The Language of Mystical Experience in the Zohar, by Melila Hellner-Eshed, trans.
According to the Zohar, Moses wanted the Egyptians to join because he hoped that they would learn that He is the true God.
1) A lo largo de este articulo citaremos, en todos los casos, por la edicion academica inglesa mas confiable, The Zohar.
The language of the Zohar, the sprawling masterpiece of the Kabbalah, is famously forbidding to even the most seasoned scholars of the Jewish mystical tradition.
This fifth volume of the series concludes with a section of the Zohar called 'Sifra di-Tsni'uta' (The Book of Concealment), which provides a descriptive commentary on God's body, the relationship between male and female energies, and divine breath animating all life.