Journals Higher Education



Published: 01 September 1991

1700 Pages

ISBN: 9781874774280

Bookseller Code (06)

Wisdom of the Zohar

An Anthology of Texts

Isaiah Tishby and David Goldstein

The Littman Library of Jewish Civilization in association with Liverpool University Press

The Zohar is the fundamental work of Jewish mysticism. Isaiah Tishby's classic and definitive Wisdom of the Zohar makes the world of the Zohar available to the English-speaking reader in all its complexity and poetry. The extended extracts are arranged by topic, each section being prefaced by introductory explanations and accompanied by copious notes. There is also a General Introduction on the complex symbolism of the Zohar and on its historical and literary background. The scholarly value of David Goldstein's acclaimed translation is enhanced by an index expanded to include references to passages cited in the introduction and notes, and by the addition of a subject index and an index of biblical references.