Midrashim

(Hebrew: midrash from darash, to search out)

Ancient rabbinical commentaries on the Hebrew scriptures. There are two kinds: the Halachic, which dealt with ritual and legal matters; and the Hagadic, which covered historical traditions and folk-lore. They are an invaluable source of information to the Christian apologist, the biblical student, as well as the general scholar.

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