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Midrash

The Nuttall Encyclopedia

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The earliest Hebrew exposition of the Old Testament; included the Halacha, or development of the legal system on Pentateuchal lines, and the Hagada, a commentary on the whole Scripture, with ethical, social, and religious applications. The name Midrash came to refer exclusively to the latter, in which much fanciful interpretation was mixed with sound practical sense.

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Wood, James, ed. Entry for 'Midrash'. The Nuttall Encyclopedia. https://www.studylight.org/​encyclopedias/​eng/​nut/​m/midrash.html. Frederick Warne & Co Ltd. London. 1900.
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