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Zohar, Sefer
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The Zohar is the most important book of the Kabbalah (II) and one of the most profound works of mysticism (III, 2.b.) in the Middle Ages. It joined the Bible and the Talmud as the three most sacred works of Judaism. According to G. Scholem it was written mainly by Rabbi Moses ben Shem Tov de Leon in northern Spain between 1270 and 1291; according to Isaiah Tishby it was written in the year de Leon died in 1305. Since 1280 de Leon was distributing sections of the Zohar, claiming th…

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Dan, Joseph, “Zohar, Sefer”, in: Religion Past and Present. Consulted online on 15 April 2021 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1877-5888_rpp_SIM_125466>
First published online: 2011
First print edition: ISBN: 9789004146662, 2006-2013



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