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Bemidbar Rabbah
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[German Version]

(Numbers Rabbah). A Midrash on the Book of Numbers consisting of two parts: Part 1 (three-fourths of the total length) is a haggadic (Haggadah) reworking of Num 1–7 on the basis of the Midrash Tanchuma, compiled in the 11th or 12th century by Moshe ha-Darshan or his school (Narbonne, southern France) from various rabbinical and other sources. Part 2 is a homiletic Midrash on Num 8–36. This section is largely identical with Tanchuma on the corresponding scriptural pericopes; two additional interpolations…

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Becker, Hans-Jürgen, “Bemidbar Rabbah”, in: Religion Past and Present. Consulted online on 26 January 2021 <>
First published online: 2011
First print edition: ISBN: 9789004146662, 2006-2013

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