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The Formation of the Zoharic Canon

Boaz Huss

in Zohar: Reception and Impact

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
February 2021
ISBN:
9781904113966
eISBN:
9781800340251
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.3828/liverpool/9781904113966.003.0004
Subject:
Religion, Judaism

This chapter details the formation of the zoharic manuscript collections, from the early fourteenth century until the first print editions in the second half of the sixteenth century. Cultural goods ... More


The Zohar as an Imagined Book

Boaz Huss

in Zohar: Reception and Impact

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
February 2021
ISBN:
9781904113966
eISBN:
9781800340251
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.3828/liverpool/9781904113966.003.0003
Subject:
Religion, Judaism

This chapter discusses the initial reception of the zoharic literature, the nascence of the term Sefer hazohar (Book of the Zohar), and the idea that it refers to a unified, sacred, and authoritative ... More


Zoharic Literature and Midrashic Temporality

Elliot Wolfson

in Midrash Unbound: Transformations and Innovations

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
February 2021
ISBN:
9781904113713
eISBN:
9781800340169
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.3828/liverpool/9781904113713.003.0016
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Literature

This chapter assesses how the conception of time that informed the midrashic mindset reaches a crescendo in the homilies that were eventually included in what may be called the zoharic literature. In ... More


The Symbolic Mode in Theosophical-Theurgical Kabbalah

Moshe Idel

in Absorbing Perfections: Kabbalah and Interpretation

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
October 2013
ISBN:
9780300083798
eISBN:
9780300135077
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300083798.003.0011
Subject:
Religion, Judaism

This chapter explains the nature and arrival of Kabbalistic symbols that are different from the dominant scholarship. It considers the Eco's theory of symbolism as a textual code, and studies the ... More


The Authority of the Zohar

Boaz Huss

in Zohar: Reception and Impact

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
February 2021
ISBN:
9781904113966
eISBN:
9781800340251
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.3828/liverpool/9781904113966.003.0005
Subject:
Religion, Judaism

This chapter assesses the various manifestations of the Zohar's increasing authority and the historical and social contexts that finally led to its recognition by most Jewish communities in the early ... More


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