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Nov
04

two schools of thought:

Those who know who wrote the zohar, and those who dispute that fact, and claim the man who found the transcript of it, Moses Di Leon wrote it. The people who claim the latter, are largely ashkenazi jews who are ill informed about anything outside of German History.
http://judaism.about.com/library/2_history/leaders/bldef-p_shimonbaryochai.htm