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Reading the Zohar: A Sacred Text of Kabbalah

Pinchas Giller


Comprising well over a thousand pages of densely-written Aramaic, the compilation of texts known as the Zohar represents the collective wisdom of various strands of Jewish mysticism, or kabbalah, up to the thirteenth century. This massive work continues to provide the foundation of much Jewish mystical thought and practice to the present day. This book examines certain sections of the Zohar and the ways in which the central doctrines of classical kabbalah took shape around them.

Keywords: Aramaic, texts, Zohar, collective wisdom, Jewish mysticism, kabbalah, thirteenth century, Jewish mystical thought, doctrines

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2000 Print ISBN-13: 9780195118490
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: September 2011 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195118490.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Pinchas Giller, author
University of Judaism
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