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Numbers in Judaism
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The book of Numbers is mediated to Judaism by Sifre to Numbers, ca. 300 c.e. Sifre to Numbers provides a miscellaneous reading of most of the book of Numbers, but examining the implicit propositions of the recurrent forms of the document yields a clear-cut purpose. The document follows no topical program; but it also is unlike Mekhilta Attributed to R. Ishmael because…

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Neusner, Jacob, “Numbers in Judaism”, in: Encyclopaedia of Judaism. Consulted online on 28 May 2022 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1872-9029_EJ_COM_0134>
First published online: 2006
First print edition: 9789004141001, 20040701



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