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  • n  (Judaism) an ancient commentary on part of the Hebrew scriptures that is based on Jewish methods of interpretation and attached to the biblical text

  • Even if it is conceded that the first two chapters of Matthew and Luke are a midrash, writes Father Filas, "in the midrash the experts admit that the degree of historicity varies.
  • As with a midrash, the argument unfolds from a single overriding principle: in this case the bold if cranky notion that from Marx to Freud to Abbie Hoffman, the Jewish .
  • The story of Jesus unfolds, midrash, myths, Gospel and all, in a series of stately tableaux, each as literal and conventional as religious calendar art.

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