Rabbinic Judaism, Formative Canon of, IV: The Aggadic Documents. Midrash: The Later Compilations
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While Mekhilta Attributed to R. Ishmael, Sifra, and Sifre to Numbers, like the Mishnah, cover many topics and yield no prominent propositional program but only implicit principles of thought, the second and later set of Midrash-compilations, produced in the fifth and sixth centuries (ca. 450–600 c.e.), which accompany the Talmud of the Lan…

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Neusner, Jacob, “Rabbinic Judaism, Formative Canon of, IV: The Aggadic Documents. Midrash: The Later Compilations”, in: Encyclopaedia of Judaism. Consulted online on 12 November 2018 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1872-9029_EJ_COM_0153>
First published online: 2006
First print edition: 9789004141001, 20040701



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