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Pesiqta
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I. Pesiqta Rabbati

The name Pesiqta, Aramaic for “section” or “chapter,” is used for two homiletic Midrashim, the Pesiqta Rabbati (Pesiq. Rab.) and the Pesiqta deRab Kahana (Pesiq. Rab Kah.; see II below). The Pesiqta Rabbati is a collection of homilies on the Jewish festivals and selected Sabbaths; its scope was finally determined by the various printed editions. While the first edition (1653 or 1656) contained 47 sections, later editions and the English translat…

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Jacobs, Martin, “Pesiqta”, in: Religion Past and Present. Consulted online on 26 September 2021 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1877-5888_rpp_COM_024338>
First published online: 2011
First print edition: ISBN: 9789004146662, 2006-2013



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