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Which word means "splendor" or "radiance" in Hebrew: Zohar or Chumash?




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Answer: Zohar

The word Zohar - which means "splendor or radiance" in Hebrew - denotes the chief literary work of the Kabalists (i.e., The Book of Splendour) - a 13th-century, mystical, commentary on the Torah by the 12th-century Rabbi Moses de Leon.

The word chumash comes from the Hebrew chamesh, five, and refers to the five books of the Torah, specifically bound editions of the Torah, whereas a scroll version is called a Sefer Torah.


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