Midrash Rabba: Ecclesiastes Rabbah, Deuteronomy Rabbah, Genesis Rabba, Lamentations Rabbah, Numbers Rabbah, Ruth Rabbah, Shir Ha-Shirim Rabbah

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Purchase includes free access to book updates online and a free trial membership in the publisher's book club where you can select from more than a million books without charge. Chapters: Ecclesiastes Rabbah, Deuteronomy Rabbah, Genesis Rabba, Lamentations Rabbah, Numbers Rabbah, Ruth Rabbah, Shir Ha-Shirim Rabbah, Leviticus Rabbah, Esther Rabbah, Midrash Rabba, Exodus Rabbah. Excerpt: Rabbinic Literature Deuteronomy Rabbah (Hebrew : ) is an aggadic midrash or homiletic commentary on the Book of Deuteronomy . ...

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Purchase includes free access to book updates online and a free trial membership in the publisher's book club where you can select from more than a million books without charge. Chapters: Ecclesiastes Rabbah, Deuteronomy Rabbah, Genesis Rabba, Lamentations Rabbah, Numbers Rabbah, Ruth Rabbah, Shir Ha-Shirim Rabbah, Leviticus Rabbah, Esther Rabbah, Midrash Rabba, Exodus Rabbah. Excerpt: Rabbinic Literature Deuteronomy Rabbah (Hebrew : ) is an aggadic midrash or homiletic commentary on the Book of Deuteronomy . Unlike Bereshit Rabbah , the Midrash to Deuteronomy which has been included in the collection of the Midrash Rabbot in the ordinary editions does not contain running commentaries on the text of the Bible, but twenty-five complete, independent homilies, together with two fragmentary ones, on as many sections of Deuteronomy, which for the larger part are recognized as "sedarim," the Sabbatical lessons for public worship according to the Palestinian three-year cycle. Sections of the Midrash The index to the rabbinical Bible (Venice, 1525) gives 27 sedarim in Deuteronomy; on 19 of these there are homilies in the present Midrash, as well as a fragment, which, according to the editions, belongs to another seder (Deut. xxix. 9). It may be due to differences of time and place in the division of the cycle of sedarim that in the Debarim Rabbah there are no homilies on seven or eight of the sedarim mentioned in that index namely, Deut. xi. 10, xiv. 1, xv. 7, xxiii. 10, xxiii. 22, xxiv. 19, xxvi. 1, and occasionally and conditionally xxix. 9 and that, besides a homily on a section mentioned in other sources as a seder (Deut. iv. 25), there are five additional homilies on the sections Deut. i. 10, iv. 7, xi. 26, xxiv. 9, and xxix. 1, which were not otherwise known as sedarim. In some of these homilies, moreover, the halakic exordiums (see below) close with the words ..., which clearly show that the Scriptural sections on which the homilies were pronounced were used for ...

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  • ISBN-13: 9781155770741
  • Publisher: General Books LLC
  • Publication date: 5/6/2010
  • Pages: 64
  • Product dimensions: 9.00 (w) x 6.00 (h) x 0.15 (d)

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