- (fl. 3rd cent)Babylonian amora. He was a pupil of Rav and succeeded him as head of the academy at Sura.
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HAMNUNA — HAMNUNA, the name of several Babylonian amoraim. HAMNUNA SABA ( the elder ), a pupil of Rav (BK 106a), mid third century C.E. He transmitted his teacher s sayings (Er. 16b; et al.). Rav was fond of Hamnuna and taught him a number of apothegms (Er … Encyclopedia of Judaism
Zohar — For the village in southern Israel, see Tzohar The Zohar ( he. זהר, lit Splendor or Radiance ) is widely considered the most important work of Kabbalah, or Jewish mysticism. It is a mystical commentary on the Torah (the five books of Moses),… … Wikipedia
ZOHAR — (Heb. זֹהַר; (The Book of) Splendor ), the central work in the literature of the kabbalah . Introduction In some parts of the book the name Zohar is mentioned as the title of the work. It is also cited by the Spanish kabbalists under other names … Encyclopedia of Judaism