Question: I recently had someone give me a set of books called the Zohar. They are ancient Hebrew writings only recently translated to English. “They unlock the secrets of the Torah.” It sounds a little Bible Code-ish to me.
Answer: There is a mystical tradition in Judaism known as the Kabbalah. The Zohar is kabbalistic teaching. It is not part of the Bible. There is nothing about the Zohar that directs a reader to the Lord Jesus Christ. It may be interesting reading for the sake of awareness, but I wouldn’t waste too much time on it. Study the Old Testament – the Old Testament itself is exhaustless!