THE ZOHAR: PRITZKER EDITION
Translation and Commentary by Daniel Matt
THE ZOHAR: PRITZKER EDITION
Translation and Commentary by Daniel Matt
THE ZOHAR: PRITZKER EDITION
Translation and Commentary by Daniel Matt
  

Aramaic Text Online

This page includes links to the Aramaic text underlying each volume of The Zohar: Pritzker Edition, as well a file describing the composition and preparation of this Aramaic text.

Three files of the Aramaic text for each volume will be provided here, as they become available, each consisting of the same reconstructed Aramaic text based on manuscript variants. The first file for each volume presents the text in simple format. The second file is identical except that emendations of the standard printed version are underlined so that readers can identify them easily. The third file, prepared by the translator's brother, Rabbi Jonathan Matt, resembles the second file (with emendations underlined) but includes several user-friendly features:

1. Corresponding page numbers in The Zohar: Pritzker Edition are indicated in brackets.
2. Biblical verses appear in italics.
3. Citations of these verses include verse number in addition to chapter number.

Additional files will be added to this page as the translation progresses.

Professor Ronit Meroz of Tel Aviv University, whose work has dramatically advanced the study of the manuscripts of the Zohar, has generously shared with the translator (Professor Daniel Matt) the data that she has collected relating to hundreds of these manuscripts, along with her analysis. Her research has provided Prof. Matt with a panoramic perspective of the manuscripts, helping him to determine their reliability. She has also provided a list of manuscripts for most of the parashot in Sefer Bereshit of the Zohar and for each parashah in Sefer Shemot. In preparing the Aramaic text of Parashat Shemot, Prof. Matt has consulted the manuscript variants included in the synoptic edition of this parashah, which was prepared by Prof. Meroz and her research team.

Introduction

Introduction to the Aramaic texts (PDF)

Volume 1

(updated July 2016)
Reconstructed Aramaic text in simple format (PDF)
Same text with emendations underlined (PDF)
Same text with emendations underlined and user-friendly features (PDF)

Volume 2

(updated July 2016)
Reconstructed Aramaic text in simple format (PDF)
Same text with emendations underlined (PDF)
Same text with emendations underlined and user-friendly features (PDF)

Volume 3

(updated November 2016)
Reconstructed Aramaic text in simple format (PDF)
Same text with emendations underlined (PDF)
Same text with emendations underlined and user-friendly features (PDF)

Volume 4

(updated January 2018)
Reconstructed Aramaic text in simple format (PDF)
Same text with emendations underlined (PDF)
Same text with emendations underlined and user-friendly features (PDF)

Volume 5

(updated July 2016)
Reconstructed Aramaic text in simple format (PDF)
Same text with emendations underlined (PDF)
Same text with emendations underlined and user-friendly features (PDF)

Volume 6

(updated January 2018)
Reconstructed Aramaic text in simple format (PDF)
Same text with emendations underlined (PDF)
Same text with emendations underlined and user-friendly features (PDF)

Volume 7

(updated July 2016)
Reconstructed Aramaic text in simple format (PDF)
Same text with emendations underlined (PDF)
Same text with emendations underlined and user-friendly features (PDF)

Volume 8

(updated February 2018)
Reconstructed Aramaic text in simple format (PDF)
Same text with emendations underlined (PDF)
Same text with emendations underlined and user-friendly features (PDF)

Volume 9

(updated November 2018)
Reconstructed Aramaic text in simple format (PDF)
Same text with emendations underlined (PDF)
Same text with emendations underlined and user-friendly features (PDF)

Volume 10

(updated November 2016)
Reconstructed Aramaic text in simple format (PDF)
Same text with emendations underlined (PDF)
Same text with emendations underlined and user-friendly features (PDF)

Volume 11

(updated January 2018)
Reconstructed Aramaic text in simple format (PDF)
Same text with emendations underlined (PDF)
Same text with emendations underlined and user-friendly features (PDF)

Volume 12

(updated January 2018)
Reconstructed Aramaic text in simple format (PDF)
Same text with emendations underlined (PDF)
Same text with emendations underlined and user-friendly features (PDF)

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