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Sefer Tanhuma, Frankfurt on the Oder 1701

ספר תנחומא

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  • Lot Number 53184
  • Title (English) Midrash Tanhuma
  • Title (Hebrew) מדרש תנחומא
  • City Frankfurt on the Oder
  • Publisher דפוס מיכל גאטשלק
  • Publication Date 1601
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  • Estimated Price - High 600

  • Item # 2333665
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Physical Description:

[1], 89 ff., folio, 302:190 mm., trimmed margins touching text, age staining, bound in modern boards.


Detailed Description:   

Midrash Tanhuma or Midrash Yelammedenu 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 homiletic 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.


Hebrew Description

מדרש תנחומא : ... (כפי אשר כבר נדפס בק"ק ווירונא [שנ"ה] ובק"ק פראג [שע"ב- שע"ג]) ונוסף על זה ביאור המלות (ולפעמים... פי’ מספיק) ומראה מקומו’ על הפסוקים [מפ’ לך לך ואילך]... נדפס במצות ובהוצאות הני תרי גיסי ... ר’ יוסף יוזל בן... ר’ משולם פייווש חזן זצ"ל מגזע צבי... ר’ מנחם מענדיל בן הר"ר שמואל כהנא שץ פה ק"ק פרנקפורט דאדרה מגזע קראכמל (המגיה... יצחק אייזק בהר"ר דוד סג"ל ז"ל)...



EJ; Bibliography of the Hebrew Book 1470-1960 # 000146620