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Rabbinic Judaism, Formative Canon of, III: The Aggadic Documents. Mid-rash: The Earlier Compilations
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We consider the documents that are generally considered to belong to the first period in the collection and preservation of exegeses of Scripture. These cover Exodus, Leviticus, Numbers, and Deuteronomy. (Important scholarly opinion assigns the compilation on Exodus to a much later period.)

Mekhilta Attributed to R. Ishmael (Exodus)

Mekhilta Attributed to R…

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Neusner, Jacob, “Rabbinic Judaism, Formative Canon of, III: The Aggadic Documents. Mid-rash: The Earlier Compilations”, in: Encyclopaedia of Judaism. Consulted online on 27 July 2021 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1872-9029_EJ_COM_0152>
First published online: 2006
First print edition: 9789004141001, 20040701



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