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Hormanuta: A Zoharic Creation Tradition

Pinchas Giller

in Reading the Zohar

Published in print December 2000 | ISBN: 9780195118490
Published online September 2011 | e-ISBN: 9780199848874 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195118490.003.0003
Hormanuta: A Zoharic Creation Tradition

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The development of the Zohar's creation myth will be traced in this chapter. This account describes the engraving of the initial shape of the universe in the midst of a primordial nothingness, or ether. The Zohar's creation myth is reprised many times throughout the entire work and forms the basis of the oral myth of Lurianic Kabbalah.

Keywords: creation myth; Lurianic Kabbalah; ether

Chapter.  9987 words. 

Subjects: Judaism and Jewish Studies

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