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The Tikkunei Hazohar says in daf 1B:

זַכָּאָה אִיהוּ מָארֵי מְתִיבְתָּא מָארֵי מֶדְרָשׁ מָארֵי תוֹרָה, דְּגַם צִפּוֹר מָצְאָה בַיִת (תהלים פד ד), בַּיִת דְּנִשְׁמָעִין בֵּיהּ פִּתְגָמֵי אוֹרַיְיתָא, דְּבַאֲתַר דְּאִית תַּמָּן תּוֹרָה דְאִיהוּ עַמּוּדָא דְאֶמְצָעִיתָא, גַּם צִפּוֹר מָצְאָה בַיִת תַּמָּן, וּבְגִין דָּא אוּקְמוּהָ רַבָּנָן כָּל בַּיִת שֶׁאֵין נִשְׁמָעִין בּוֹ דִבְרֵי תוֹרָה לְסוֹף תֵּחָרֵב

The Zohar quoted a Chazal which says that if a house doesn't have someone learning in it, their house will burn. Oz Vehadar's edition of the Zohar says it is refering to Sanhedrin 92a.

ואמר ר"א כל בית שאין דברי תורה נשמעים בו בלילה אש אוכלתו שנאמר (איוב כ, כו) כל חשך טמון לצפוניו תאכלהו אש לא נופח ירע שריד באהלו אין שריד אלא ת"ח שנאמר (יואל ג, ה) ובשרידים אשר ה' קורא

This is hard for me because the Gemara says someone's house will only burn if no one learns in it during the night. There is a huge difference between the Gemara and the Zohar.

Does anyone know how to reconcile these two sources?

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    Without trying to analyze the actual text you are quoting, you know that the particular גרסא of Shas has changed many times from the time of the authorship of Tikkunei Zohar to the present? It could be as simple as that. Commented Jun 27 at 22:42
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    @YaacovDeane Thats what I was thinking but that isn't likely if you look at the pasuk the Gemara quoted. In Eruvin 18b, a very similar saying was brought and that pasuk also was talking about the night. My only guess is that we have a corrupted version of the Tikkunei HaZohar.
    – Eli
    Commented Jun 27 at 22:46
  • Oh and further, If you learnt the sugya Tikkunei Hazohar, they were talking about learning in general, not at night...
    – Eli
    Commented Jun 27 at 22:51
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    Perhaps. At one point I was looking closely at material from a very important individual in terms of preservation of Jewish manuscripts named Avraham Kasch. Some of the widely variant texts he found, even in Mishnayot, showed light on how fluid texts were actually. Dogma today tells young people a very different story. Commented Jun 27 at 23:19
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    AFAIK Zohar was written before the Gemara. Whoever linked those texts on Sefaria just meant they are similar.
    – N.T.
    Commented Jun 28 at 3:43

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