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21.6 Rabbinic Literature
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Part of 21 The Biblical Text as Attested in Ancient Literature

21.6.1 Background

Classical rabbinic literature makes extensive use of the Hebrew Bible (1.1.2.1). Besides the ancient versions, midrashic homilies on biblical verses are perhaps the most important witness for the biblical text in the first centuries of the Common Era, revealing the text(s) current in the p…

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Rosen-Zvi, Assaf, “21.6 Rabbinic Literature”, in: Textual History of the Bible, General Editor Armin Lange. Consulted online on 21 February 2024 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/2452-4107_thb_COM_0021060000>
First published online: 2020



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