midrashic

midrash

[Sephardic Hebrew mee-drahsh; Ashkenazic Hebrew mi-drahsh]
noun, plural midrashim [Sephardic Hebrew mee-drah-sheem; Ashkenazic Hebrew mi-draw-shim] , midrashoth, midrashot, midrashos [Sephardic Hebrew mee-drah-shawt; Ashkenazic Hebrew mi-draw-shohs] .
1.
an early Jewish interpretation of or commentary on a Biblical text, clarifying or expounding a point of law or developing or illustrating a moral principle.
2.
(initial capital letter) a collection of such interpretations or commentaries, especially those written in the first ten centuries a.d.

Origin:
1605–15; < Hebrew midrāsh literally, exposition

midrashic [mid-rash-ik] , adjective
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midrash (ˈmɪdræʃ, Hebrew miˈdraʃ)
 
n , pl midrashim
1.  a homily on a scriptural passage derived by traditional Jewish exegetical methods and consisting usually of embellishment of the scriptural narrative
2.  one of a number of collections of such homilies composed between 400 and 1200 ad
 
[C17: from Hebrew: commentary, from darash to search]
 
midrashic
 
adj

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