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Lot #    13668
Auction End Date    3/7/2006 11:57:30 AM (mm/dd/yyyy)
Title Information
Title (English)    Midrash Tanhuma
Title (Hebrew)    מדרש תנחומא
City    Berlin - New York (Leipzig)
Publisher    Horev
Publication Date    1924
Collection Information
Independent Item    This listing is an independent item not part of any collection
Description Information
   [2], 692 pp., 165:105 mm., nice margins, usual light age staining. A good copy bound in the original black cloth over boards, rubbed and split.
   Horev imprints are known for their easy portability. All books were printed on extremely thin paper, allowing for extremely thick volumes to be printed in very light, small volumes.

Midrash Tanhuma or Midrash Yelammedenuva group of aggadic Midrashim which include the standard printed Tanhuma; the Tanhuma edited by Buber; Deuteronomy Rabbah; Numbers Rabbah II; Exodus Rabbah II; parts of the Pesikta Rabbati; and various other Midrashim, complete or fragmentary, published or still in manuscript. The features common to all of these are: the frequent mention of Rabbi Tanhuma; a special method of halakhic proems which serve as an introduction to aggadic homilies. All of them are homiletical Midrashim.

Most of the Tanhuma Yelammedenu Midrashim, including the published ones, are written in a mixture of mishnaic Hebrew and Galilean Aramaic. Several Greek and some Latin words are also found. Some fragmentary texts, however, are written in a purer more artificial Hebrew with hardly any Aramaic. This is no sign of early origin but the contrary is typical of the late Midrashim along with other symptoms like pseudography.

Paragraph 2    והוא מדרש ילמדנו... עם... עץ יוסף... ענף יוסף... כמו שנדפס בראשונה בווילנא בשנת תקצ"ג...
   CD-EPI 0146671; EJ
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Listing Classification
20th Century:    Checked
America-South America:    Checked
Germany:    Checked
Other:    Midrash
Language:    Hebrew
Manuscript Type
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