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Translation and Commentary by Daniel C. Matt
TO BE PUBLISHED IN 12 VOLUMES
Based on a newly constructed critical text—the only modern text that
draws on many variants in the early Aramaic manuscripts
AT LONG LAST, LAY READERS, SPIRITUAL SEEKERS, SCHOLARS,
AND THE JEWISH COMMUNITY CAN PLUMB THE SYMBOLISM
AND SECRETS OF THIS CLASSIC, CANONICAL WORK OF KABBALAH,
A HIDDEN TREASURE OF WESTERN CULTURE
Shalom L'Chavarim
Daniel Channon Matt has been hired to prepare a critical editon of the Sefer haSohar. I have been following his work for a few years and those of his fellow Kabbalists. Philologists and students of western Shemitic languages will be pleased to study this restored Sohar. Arthur C. Green has written a wonderful book to teach newcomers to Kabbalah how to appreciate this critical edition of the Sefer haSohar. I have studied Arthur Green's introduction to the first volume. I strongly recommend to all students of Hebrew and Aramaic to read C. David Ginsburg's Kabbalah: Doctrines and Literature published in 1862.
Please do not be deceived by my appreciation of ancient Hebrew and Aramaic to believe that I have confused Kabbalism with "Judaic" mysticism. There is a mysticism of the ancient Arameans, Hebrews, Israelites, Yehudites (Oriental Jues) that is distinguishable from the mysticism of the P'rushim (Pharisees) now known as Kabbalists. The Sohar is a work of the Spanish Pharisee branch of Neo - Platonists. Read my earlier blog on Qabbalistic Quotes for more on their theosophy.
http://www.sup.org/zohar/

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Comment by Oz bar Lorenzo on June 28, 2010 at 10:11pm
I have a discussion on Margo Prizker's personal project funding the research and restoration of Sefer haSohar.

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