a mystical commentary on the Pentateuch, written in the late 13th and early 14th cent.: a principal source of the cabala
Origin of ZoharClassical Hebrew (language) zohar, literally , brightness ; from root zhr, to glow, gleam
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.
Origin of ZoharHebrew z&omacron;har, brightness, glow, from hizhîr, to shine; see zhr in Semitic roots.