Daniel C. Matt

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Daniel Chanan Matt is an author, teacher and scholar of Kabbalah. He received his Ph.D. from Brandeis University and served as a professor at the Graduate Theological Union in Berkeley from 1979-2000. He has also taught at Stanford University and the Hebrew University of Jerusalem. Matt is best known for his multi-volume annotated translation, The Zohar: Pritzker Edition. He composed the first nine volumes of this twelve-volume series (covering the Zohar's main commentary on the Torah), and was the General Editor of the remaining three volumes (covering other sections of the Zohar). His annotated translation has been hailed as "a monumental contribution to the history of Jewish thought." He currently teaches Zohar online.

Publications (partial list)[edit]

  • Daniel C. Matt, trans. and ed., The Zohar: Pritzker Edition, 9 vols. Stanford: Stanford University Press, 2004–2016.[1]
  • Daniel C. Matt, The Essential Kabbalah: The Heart of Jewish Mysticism, New York: HarperCollins, 1995.
  • Daniel C. Matt, God & the Big Bang: Discovering Harmony Between Science and Spirituality, Woodstock, Vt.: Jewish Lights, 1996; 2nd ed., 2016.
  • Daniel C. Matt, Becoming Elijah: Prophet of Transformation. New Haven: Yale University Press, 2022 (Jewish Lives series).
  • Daniel C. Matt, Zohar: Annotated and Explained. Woodstock, Vt.: SkyLights Paths, 2002. (Selections)
  • Daniel Chanan Matt, Zohar: The Book of Enlightenment. New York: Paulist Press, 1983. (Selections)
  • Daniel C. Matt, ed. Walking Humbly with God: The Life and Writings of Rabbi Hershel Jonah Matt, Hoboken, New Jersey: Ktav, 1993.



  1. ^ Webmaster. "The Zohar: Pritzker Edition". www.sup.org. Retrieved 2020-01-24.
  2. ^ "Past Winners". Jewish Book Council. Archived from the original on 2020-06-05. Retrieved 2020-01-24.

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