Meaning heritage, a mystical form, or secret science, of Judaism
that developed in the late Middle Ages.
Kabbalah was an esoteric method of interpreting the Hebrew Scriptures by
way of the numerical coding of Hebrew letters.
Such a code system was meant to bring out the hidden meaning of each
biblical word. The culminating,
classical work of Kabbalah was the Zohar (illumination), a work containing
the record of revelations concerning divine mysteries, as they were
traditionally received from the second-century Rabbi Simeon ben Yohai and his
Contributed by: Marty Maddox/CTNS
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