Genesis Rabba


Genesis Rabba

Genesis Rabba (Bereshit Rabba in Hebrew: בראשית רבה) is a religious text from Judaism's classical period. It is a midrash comprising a collection of ancient rabbinical homiletical interpretations of the book of Genesis ("Bereshit" in Hebrew). It is expository midrash to the first book of the Torah, assigned by tradition to the amora Hoshaiah (or Osha'yah) who flourished in the third century in the land of Israel. The midrash forms a haggadic commentary on Genesis, in keeping with the midrashic exegesis of that age. In a continuous sequence, broken only toward the end, the Biblical text is expounded, verse for verse, often word for word. Only genealogic passages, and passages that furnish no material for exposition (as the reiterated account of Abraham's servant in


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