Zohar(redirected from Book of Splendour)
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Zohar(zō`här), in the Bible. 1 Father of the owner of the cave of MachpelahMachpelah
, cave, near Hebron; also called the Cave of the Patriarchs. The Book of Genesis relates that it was bought by Abraham from Ephron, son of Zohar the Hittite, for a family burial place.
..... Click the link for more information. . 2 Son of Simeon. An alternative form is Zerah. For the book of Zohar, see kabbalahkabbalah
[Heb.,=reception], esoteric system of interpretation of the Scriptures based upon a tradition claimed to have been handed down orally from Abraham.
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