Midrash and Aggada - activity and reception in the Islamic era
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Aggadic midrash is a Jewish literary form which encompasses Bible-related rabbinic teachings arranged in anthological collections. This literary type was originally created and developed by the tannaitic and amoraic sages of Late Antiquity in Roman and Byzantine Palestine, but it continued to play a cultural role in the Jewish world under Islam. Ne…

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Moshe Lavee, “Midrash and Aggada - activity and reception in the Islamic era”, in: Encyclopedia of Jews in the Islamic World, Executive Editor Norman A. Stillman. Consulted online on 16 December 2017
First published online: 2010



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