am ha-aretz

(from the article `Talmud and Midrash`) ...adventure narratives, containing pagan ideas and beliefs, that were told by their Gentile neighbours were no doubt a major attraction to the ... Not constituting any particular party were the unlearned rural masses known as `amme ha-aretz (`people of the land`), who were found among b...
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