Za'taar is also related to them, but is most often translated as hyssop. In the bible, when it talks about the Children of Isreal marking their doors with lamb's blood so the angle of death would pass over them, it says they used hyssop to spread the blood. It was actually za'tarr.
I always thought that Zahtar was a mix of spices, much like herbs de provence. My bottle of Zahtar lists these ingredients: Hulled sesame seed, Sumac, Thyme, salt, oregano. I bought it when I was making moroccan flat bread but I don't know what else to use it in. Can I use it to grill meats? I'm open to suggestions.
Yeah, i thought that too, KKV, i bought it too, and it was a mixture something like that. Though someone told me where i bought it that everyone makes their own mixture, sort of like curry.