Meaning of Zohar in English:



  • The chief text of the Jewish Kabbalah, presented as an allegorical or mystical interpretation of the Pentateuch.

    • ‘The center's students are encouraged to buy copies of the Zohar, an expensive purchase.’
    • ‘I was the first person to translate the whole Zohar in 23 volumes from Aramaic into English.’
    • ‘Furthermore, the Zohar says, Adam is an acronym standing for the three milestones of human history.’
    • ‘According to the Zohar, in our generation, the rabbis will be responsible for the spiritual decline of the people.’
    • ‘The Zohar, the chief work of the Kabbalah, explains, "whoever blows, blows from within."’
    • ‘The Zohar was explicitly intended by the Divine to be a tool of empowerment all of mankind.’
    • ‘It's hard to know what The Zohar really means.’
    • ‘Scholars generally agree that kabbalah's originating text, the Zohar, dates from 13 th-century Spain.’
    • ‘According to believers, it is a mystical offshoot of the Jewish faith, elaborated in an encyclopedic set of medieval tomes called the Zohar.’
    • ‘Thus, the verse from Leviticus to which the Zohar refers alludes to the potential perfection that the Tabernacle could bring about.’
    • ‘The Zohar is heavy on social action to the extent that the sovereignty of God is nearly nonexistent.’
    • ‘The Zohar is meant to be deciphered, it doesn't serve you the meaning on a platter.’
    • ‘According to the Zohar, prior to the sin of eating, Man was such a spiritual being that his skin was translucent like light.’
    • ‘According to some sources in the Zohar, the official beginning of the ingathering may have been the year 5750 from creation, or 1990 CE.’
    • ‘Daniel C Matt is a leading authority on Kabbalah and is engaged in translating the definitive edition of the Zohar.’
    • ‘Anyone who opens a page of the Zohar, or any kabbalistic book, sees that kabbalah is inextricably bound up in the Jewish tradition.’
    • ‘This is a wonderful and sensitive synthesis of Kabbalah, focusing on the mysticism of the Zohar and its later manifestations.’
    • ‘This article is based on a large number Talmudic legends, and on statements from the Zohar.’
    • ‘And without a commentary, The Zohar really is an impenetrable text, because of the symbolism that appears in almost every line.’
    • ‘Certainly when The Zohar first appeared, it was intended for a relatively small circle of Jewish mystics.’


From Hebrew zōhar, literally ‘light, splendour’.