Publisher, The Littman Library, 1991
Hardback, with dust-jackets, pp.1593
Condition, Used – Good. Bound in dark red book cloth with gilt lettering to each spine. The Dust-jackets are in good condition. The Interior is clean and free from notes and highlights, the binding is tight. Vol 3 has ‘damaged’ stamped on the back of the frontis for no obvious reason.
Isaiah Tishby’s classic and definitive Wisdom of the Zohar makes the world of the Zohar available to the English-speaking reader in all its complexity and poetry. The extended extracts are arranged by topic, each section being prefaced by introductory explanations and accompanied by copious notes. There is also a General Introduction on the complex symbolism of the Zohar and on its historical and literary background. The scholarly value of David Goldstein’s acclaimed translation is enhanced by an index expanded to include references to passages cited in the introduction and notes, and by the addition of a subject index and an index of biblical references.