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MIDRASH (midrashim)

 Dictionary entry overview: What does Midrash mean? 

MIDRASH (noun)
  The noun MIDRASH has 1 sense:

1. (Judaism) an ancient commentary on part of the Hebrew scriptures that is based on Jewish methods of interpretation and attached to the biblical text

  Familiarity information: MIDRASH used as a noun is very rare.


 Dictionary entry details 


MIDRASH (noun)


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Meaning:

(Judaism) an ancient commentary on part of the Hebrew scriptures that is based on Jewish methods of interpretation and attached to the biblical text

Classified under:

Nouns denoting communicative processes and contents

Hypernyms ("Midrash" is a kind of...):

comment; commentary (a written explanation or criticism or illustration that is added to a book or other textual material)

Domain category:

Judaism (the monotheistic religion of the Jews having its spiritual and ethical principles embodied chiefly in the Torah and in the Talmud)


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