The Zohar – The Book of Splendor, is the main work of Kabbalah, written in Israel during the 2nd Century CE, mainly by Rabbi Shimon Bar Yohai and the same people who wrote the Mishnah. The Zohar was hidden till the 13th Century CE and was released for public study at the 16th Century. It explains the rules of the Universe that are hidden in the Bible and in the Mishnah and Talmud. The Zohar has mystical forces of protection and personal transformation.