MOSES DE LEON( Hispano-Jewish mystic, author of the Zohar)
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Biography MOSES DE LEON
Born in LeцЁn (Spain). Until 1290 he lived in Guadalajara (Castilla), but subsequently became lead a life of wandering. He died in Arevalo in 1305.
Moses de Leon was a prolific author. His greatest creation - the book Zohar (Light), written in Aramaic - reflects the earlier presentation of the mysteries of creation, God's relationship with the world and man's fate. To the doctrine laid down in the Book of Zohar, has been recognized, Moses attributed her Shimon bar Yochai, Tanna, who lived in Palestine in 2. According to him, the book found a Spanish-Jewish scholar Moses ben Nachman (Ramban, 1195-1270) in a cave, where Shimon Bar Yochai and his son Eleazar hid from the Romans. Ramban then returned it to his son in Catalonia. However, this book is miraculously was Moses de Leon, who took her copy. Hide your authorship of Moses de Leon could not. During his life he was visited by a Palestinian mystic who doubt such antiquity treatise Zohar. Moses promised to show him the original book, but died on the way home. Later, his widow testified that the original book her husband was not. Since 16. significantly increased the number of those who considered the work of Moses de Leon's original book Shimon Bar Yohai, which has had a significant impact on the development of Judaism