Personal Info:
Real Name: Reuben Davis
Also Known As: Master of Divine Illumination
Place Of Birth: Chicago, Illinois
First Appearance: Moon Knight Vol.1 #37 (1984) Bronze Age Villain
Known Associates: No known Associates
Group Affiliation: None
Base Of Operations: Chicago, Illinois
Grudges: Moon Knight
Creators: Alan Zelenetz and Bo Hampton
Magic: Zohar possesses magical abilities enabling him to fire powerful bolts of mystic force, and reanimate the dead. He has an extensive knowledge of Jewish mysticism, and presumably can recite other spells and perform other magical feats. The source of his powers was apparently the body of Elias Spector, and they apparently vanished after he was re-buried.
Reuben Davis grew up in Chicago, alongside Marc Spector and he studied under rabbi Elias Spector, and learned of the potential for magical power which could be obtained by mastery of Kabbalah, Jewish mysticism.
The death of Elias Spector unnerved Davis, who became fanatical that he be the only one to possess the knowledge of Spector's teaching. He gave Spector's eulogy and was reacquainted with Marc (now Moon Knight), whom he resented for abandoning his father over 18 years before. Davis assumed the identity of Zohar, exhumed Elias Spector's body, and brought it to the cellar below his apartment. While Davis did this, he hired Curly to send a bunch of kids to vandalize the cemetery in order to make it appear a random act of violence. Zohar used Spector's body to draw upon magical power for himself. In addition, he broke into Spector's house and stole the remainder of Spector's manuscripts.
Marc Spector was outraged by the theft of his father's body. As Moon Knight, he managed to track down Curly, who had been hired through several others, and had no idea who was behind the grave robbing. Marlene (Spector's girlfriend) encountered Zohar as he was stealing the manuscripts, but he blasted her into unconsciousness and escaped. Zohar saw Marc Spector as sinful and rebellious, and prepared to make him atone by blood.
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