Baker & Taylor
Mystic Tales from the Zohar
A translation of eight Zohar narratives, works central to the Kabbalah and displaying the core of the Jewish mystical tradition. Written in the 13th century, the tales convey the poetic mythmaking contained in mysticism, and Wineman's notes and detailed commentary enhance the appreciation of the homilies, such as the story of the book of Adam wherein Adam pleads to God for the return of a book lost during the expulsion from the Garden of Eden. Includes papercut art illustrations. Lacks an index. Annotation c. by Book News, Inc., Portland, Or.