RASHBIRabbi Shimon Bar Yochai (Jewish Scholar, Author of the Zohar)
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It is interesting to note that the conclusion of this tale is that Rabbi Shim'on bar Yochai (or RaShBi, as he is known) is eventually reconciled with the Jewish people, and the world, when, as Shabbat eve is approaching, he sees an old man running with two myrtle branches in his hand.
Due in part to his mystical, fiery character, and also to the mysterious isolation in the cave, RaShBi is traditionally considered to be the author of the great mystical masterwork, the Zohar.