The Essential Midrash (Special Nook Enabled Edition) An Introduction for Beginners NOOKbook Midrash Midrashim Nook Jewish Scriptures (The Midrash The Midrashim)

The Essential Midrash (Special Nook Enabled Edition) An Introduction for Beginners NOOKbook Midrash Midrashim Nook Jewish Scriptures (The Midrash The Midrashim)

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"Precious in the sight of the Lord is the Aggadah, as explained in the Midrashim"

The Midrashim are ancient Rabbinical expositions of Holy Writ. The term Midrash (of which Midrashim is the plural form) occurs twice in the Hebrew Bible (2 Chron. xiii. 22, and xxiv. 27); and in both passages it is represented in the Anglican version by the word "story," while…  See more details below

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"Precious in the sight of the Lord is the Aggadah, as explained in the Midrashim"

The Midrashim are ancient Rabbinical expositions of Holy Writ. The term Midrash (of which Midrashim is the plural form) occurs twice in the Hebrew Bible (2 Chron. xiii. 22, and xxiv. 27); and in both passages it is represented in the Anglican version by the word "story," while the more correct translation, "commentary," is relegated to the margin. "Legendary exposition" best expresses the full meaning of the word Midrash.

The Midrashim, for the most part, originated in a praiseworthy desire to familiarize the people with Holy Writ, which had, in consequence of changes in the vernacular, become to them, in the course of time, almost a dead letter. These Midrashim have little or nothing to do with the Halachoth or legal decisions of the Talmud, except in aim, which is that of illustration and explanation. They are not literal interpretations, but figurative and allegorical, and as such enigmatic. They are, however, to be received as utterances of the sages, and some even regard them of as binding obligation as the law of Moses itself.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
2940012328526
Publisher:
World Spiritual Classics Press
Publication date:
04/11/2011
Series:
The Midrash Nook | The Midrashim Nook | Complete Jewish Scriptures Talmud Torah Kabbalah Midrash Haggadah Tanakh NOOK , #1
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Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Sales rank:
1,055,899
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135 KB

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