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Bidding Information
Lot #    12670
Auction End Date    12/20/2005 12:39:30 PM (mm/dd/yyyy)
          
Title Information
Title (English)    Tikunei ha-Zohar
Title (Hebrew)    תקוני הזהר
Author    [Ms. - Kabbalah]
City    [Persia]
Publication Date    [1530-40]
          
Collection Information
Independent Item    This listing is an independent item not part of any collection
          
Description Information
Physical
Description
   [58] ff., 267:190 mm., wide margins, rounded corners, ink on paper, 20 lines per page, previous owner signature on f. 3 (Abdullah ben Ner [Curd]ad), lacks around 20 ff., bound in modern cloth boards. 16th century Persian ms. are extremely rare.
          
Detailed
Description
   Apparently written 20 years before the first printed edition (Mantua 1558) with many textual variations in content and order of presentation. Tikunei ha-Zohar is a commentary to the Torah portion Bereshit, each section (tikkun) beginning with a new interpretation of the word bereshit ("in the beginning"). The work was designed to contain 70 tikkunim, confirming to "the 70 aspects of the Torah." The volume is many times referred to as part five of the Zohar.
          
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Listing Classification
Period
16th Century:    Checked
  
Location
Other:    Persia
  
Subject
  
Kabbalah:    Checked
  
Characteristic
Language:    Hebrew
  
Manuscript Type
Other:    Book
  
Kind of Judaica