Gershom Scholem's Methodologies of Research on the Zohar

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This article offers a diachronic assessment of the various studies of Gershom Scholem on the Zohar. Shifts in his positions and different choices in methodologies are uncovered to offer a more complex picture of how Scholem worked and the choices he made at each point in his scholarly career. This overview presents the many strategies that Scholem considered but did not necessarily adopt in his published research and that anticipated the many moves taken in recent scholarship.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationIJS Studies in Judaica
EditorsMirjam Zadoff, Noam Zadoff
PublisherBrill Academic Publishers
Number of pages14
StatePublished - 2019

Publication series

NameIJS Studies in Judaica
ISSN (Print)1570-1581

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  • Gershom Scholem
  • Zohar
  • kabbalah


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