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(סִפְרֵי), Aramaic for “books,” is the traditional designation of tannaitic (early rabbinic) collections (Rabbinic literature) of exegetical traditions in relation to Numbers and Deuteronomy (and sometimes also Exod.). Today a distinction is made between three different halakhic midrashim (Halakhah) on Numbers and Deuteronomy.

I. Sifre Bemidbar (SifBem)

is an expository work on Numbers, containing expositions of Num 5–12; 15; 18f.; 25:1–13; 26:52–3…

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Reichman, Ronen, “Sifre”, in: Religion Past and Present. Consulted online on 21 July 2024 <>
First published online: 2011
First print edition: ISBN: 9789004146662, 2006-2013

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