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Lot #    13884
Auction End Date    3/7/2006 1:45:00 PM (mm/dd/yyyy)
Title Information
Title (English)    Midrash Tanhuma
Title (Hebrew)    מדרש תנחומא
City    Vienna
Publisher    Philip Bendiner
Publication Date    1863
Collection Information
Independent Item    This listing is an independent item not part of any collection
Description Information
   [1], 248; 32, [4] ff., 178:114 mm., nice margins, usual light age staining. A very good copy bound in the original contemporary half leather and marbled paper over boards, rubbed.
   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    ... (עם הפירוש הקטן שנדפס בהוצאת דפוס פ"פ [פראנקפורט דאדר תקנ"ב])... נדפס בהוצאת ר' וואלף ווייס ור' אשר שטראם מו"ס בטארנאוו...
   CD-EPI 0146641; EJ
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Listing Classification
19th Century:    Checked
Other:    Austria
Other:    Midrash
Language:    Hebrew
Manuscript Type
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