Anthology
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An “anthology” (lit. “flower-picking," from the Greek anthos, flower, and legein, to pick, to gather) generally designates a collection of literary texts. It is highly valued in Judaism as a combination, for instance, of rabbinic Aggadot and medieval piyyutim, on the one hand as a genre, and on the other as a pr…

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Martina Urban, Nashville, “Anthology”, in: Encyclopedia of Jewish History and Culture Online, Original German Language Edition: Enzyklopädie Jüdischer Geschichte und Kultur. Im Auftrag der Sächsischen Akademie der Wissenschaften zu Leipzig herausgegeben von Dan Diner. © J.B. Metzler, Stuttgart/Springer-Verlag GmbH Deutschland 2011–2017.. Consulted online on 24 September 2017 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/2468-8894_ejhc_COM_0035>
First published online: 2017
First print edition: 20170409



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