The Aramaic Language of the Zohar

Resources for studying Kabbalah in the original language


These materials on the syntax of the Zohar’s Aramaic are original content of this website, copyright 2016 by the author, Judy Barrett. They are work in progress, subject to revision. In large part, they are translations of or distilled from Menahem Kaddari’s דקדוק הלשון הארמית של הזוהר Dikduk ha-lashon ha-Aramit shel ha-Zohar (Jerusalem: Kiryat Sefer, 1971).

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Grammar is the set of rules for how words are put together (for example: plural forms; possessives). Syntax is the set of rules for sentence structure: how words relate to each other in a sentence.

Syntax of the Sentence: Subordinate Clauses


Grammar & Syntax Overview

Menahem Kaddari’s summary of his work on the grammar of the Zohar (draft translation – non-searchable pdf file)