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I. Mekhilta de Rabbi Ishmaʿel (Mek.) – II. Mekhilta deRabbi Shim‘on ben Yochai

I. Mekhilta deRabbi Ishmaʿel (Mek.)

This is an exegetical, predominantly halakhic Midrash on Exod 12:1–23:19; 31:12–17; 35:1–3 divided into nine tractates and 82 pericopes. In the printed editions, the sequence, which had been arranged according to content, was replaced by that of the Babylonian Torah lectionary. The language is Hebrew; Ta…

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Becker, Hans Jürgen and Becker, Hans-Jürgen, “Mekhilta”, in: Religion Past and Present. Consulted online on 25 January 2021 <>
First published online: 2011
First print edition: ISBN: 9789004146662, 2006-2013

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