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Book: The Old Testament Hebrew Scriptures in Five Minutes

Chapter: 37. What Is Rabbinic Interpretation?

DOI: 10.1558/equinox.45037


Contrary to Christians readers who mined the Hebrew Bible for references to Christ, rabbinic Judaism developed midrash, a tradition of reading based on the internal coherence of the texts and the relevance of all their details, resulting in the Palestinian and Babylonian Talmuds and other collections of rabbinic works.

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