Zohar. Pritzker Edition. Volume Six. in dustjacket

By: MATT, Daniel C. (translation and commentary)

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MATT, Daniel C. (translation and commentary). The Zohar. Pritzker Edition. Volume Six. Stanford, CA : Stanford Unversoty Press, 2011. Pp (10),[xi]-xii,(2),[1]-452,(6). Index. Large 8vo, light brown cloth spine, pale green cloth boards, gilt lettering to spine. "Sefer ha-Zohar (The Book of Radiance) has amazed and overwhelmed readers ever since it emerged in medieval Spain toward the end of the thirteenth century. Written in a unique, lyrical Aramaic, this masterpiece of Kabbalah exceeds the dimensions of a normal book; it is virtually a body of literature, comprising over twenty discrete sections. The bulk of the Zohar consists of a fascinating mystical commentary onthe Torah, from Genesis through Deuteronomy. This sixth volume of The Zoha r: Pritzker Edition completes the Zohar's commentary on the book of Exodus.Some of the volume focuses on the Dwelling (or mishkan) built by Moses and the Israelites in the Sinai Desert. The mishkan symbolizes Shekhinah, the feminine presence of God who "dwells" on earth. The construction of the mishkan is intended to ensure Her intimacy with the people and especially withMoses, who is actually called Her husband. The dramatic episode of the Gol den Calf receives special treatment. The worship of the calf is seen as a rejection of Shekhinah. Normally, She would have restrained the wrath of God's masculine aspect and prevented Him from striking Israel; but having beenrejected, She instead departed, leaving the people vulnerable. Whereupon t he blessed Holy One hinted to Moses that it was up to him to defend Israel from divine destruction. By invoking the three patriarchs, Moses pinned God's arms, as it were, and immobilized Him, saving his people. With the appearance of this volume, The Zohar: Pritzker Edition has reached its halfway point. The projected Volumes VII-IX will complete the Zohar's main commentary on the Torah. Volumes X-XII will include the Zohar's commentary on various other books of the Bible (such as Ruth and Song of Songs) as well as several independent compositions." (from the dj). ADDITIONAL SHIPPING CHARGES WILL BE REQUIRED FOR ORDERS OUTSIDE CANADA DUE TO ITS WEIGHT. Very good in dustjacket. 35.00

Title: Zohar. Pritzker Edition. Volume Six. in dustjacket

Author Name: MATT, Daniel C. (translation and commentary)

Categories: 888,

Publisher: Stanford Unversoty Press, Stanford, CA, 2011, ISBN:9780804776639:

Seller ID: 107535

Keywords: ZOHAR THEOLOGY RELIGION JUDAISM JUDAICA JEWISH ARAMAIC KABBALAH,