Medieval Hebrew commentaries on the Hebrew Bible
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; plural Midrashim
. [ Hebrew , explanation.] A talmudic exposition of the Hebrew law, or of some part of it.
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(Judaism) an ancient commentary on part of the Hebrew scriptures that is based on Jewish methods of interpretation and attached to the biblical text
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• (n.) A talmudic exposition of the Hebrew law, or of some part of it.
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(from the article `Talmud and Midrash`) commentative and interpretative writings that hold a place in the Jewish religious tradition second only to the Bible (Old Testament)....of it was retained in Pharisaic (rabbinical) Judaism, which became the normative Jewish tradition after the Roman conquest of Jerusalem and the ... ...and someti...
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Midrash (mid'räsh) [Heb.,=to examine, to investigate], verse by verse interpretation of Hebrew Scriptures, consisting of homily and exegesis, by Jewish teachers since about 400 B.C. Distinction is made between Midrash halakah, dealing with the legal portions of Scripture, and Midrash haggad...
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Midrash is the general name given among the Jews to the exposition of the hidden meaning of the Scriptures. It includes any and every ancient exposition on the law, psalms, and prophets.
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Medieval Hebrew commentaries on the Hebrew Bible, in the form of sermons, in which allegory and legendary illustration are used. They were compiled mainly in Palestine between AD 400 and 1200, and form part of the Haggadah, the narrative tradition of the Talmud
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the classic collection of the Sages' homiletical teachings on the Bible
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Midrash is a method of interpreting biblical stories that goes beyond simple distillation of religious, legal, or moral teachings. It fills in gaps left in the biblical narrative regarding events and personalities that are only hinted at. The purpose of midrash was to resolve problems in the interpretation of difficult passages of the text of the
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