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Term: Zohar

Arguably the most famous of all Cabalistic books, the Zohar is a mystical commentary on the Jewish holy scriptures. Although attributed to Simeon bar (or ben) Yochai (or Jochai) of the 2nd century C.E., it was first published (and many say written) by Moses de Leon in the 13th century.
SOURCE:  The New Encyclopedia of the Occult, by John Michael Greer
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