Where can I find it in french it english? It may be a paper or e-book, or a blog, I don't really care. I am just looking for an accurate translation (besides the Sonccino one that I already know).

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    dupe? judaism.stackexchange.com/q/45128/759
    – Double AA
    Commented Jan 26, 2015 at 15:44
  • Not quite a dupe, @DoubleAA. That one wants English online. This one is broader: English or French; physical or digital. An answer to the other would be an acceptable answer to this too, though.
    – TRiG
    Commented Jan 26, 2015 at 15:50
  • like the sulam edition or just a literal translation? kabbalah.info/engkab/the-zohar/download-the-zohar#.VMa6Co10yVM
    – rosends
    Commented Jan 26, 2015 at 22:05
  • I do not really care. I need a translation to help me understand the original version in Hebrew.
    – far22
    Commented Jan 27, 2015 at 15:28
  • @far22 <<I need a translation to help me understand the original version in Hebrew>> The original Zohar is not written in Hebrew. Most of it is in Aramaic. Commented Jun 5, 2018 at 17:39

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Prof. Daniel Matt has a 12-volume translation and commentary of the Zohar in English, see here or amazon. The publisher's summary reads

This is the first translation ever made from a critical Aramaic text of the Zohar, which has been established by Professor Daniel Matt based on a wide range of original manuscripts. The work spans twelve volumes. The extensive commentary, appearing at the bottom of each page, clarifies the kabbalistic symbolism and terminology, and cites sources and parallels from biblical, rabbinic, and kabbalistic texts.

Wikipedia lists some French translations but I never saw them.

  • have you ever used this one? You described it to be pretty good for an english reader.
    – Moshe
    Commented Apr 13, 2020 at 8:48
  • I have not. My experience is that, even when you have the text, you need an experienced rav to understand it. Otherwise you miss most of the meaning. Check it out yourself in translation, starting from the links here
    – mbloch
    Commented Apr 13, 2020 at 8:56
  • thank you. Very helpful. Good Mo'ed!
    – Moshe
    Commented Apr 13, 2020 at 9:21

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