Lore of the School of Elijah

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Jewish Publication Society, 1997 - Religion - 569 pages
"Tanna Debe Eliyyahu" is a midrashic work thought to have been composed between the third and the tenth centuries. Unlike all the other midrashim, it does not consist of a compilation of individual homilies but is a unified work shaped with a character of its own.

This Midrash is distinguished by its didactic and moral aims. The author deals with the divine precepts and the reasons for them, and the importance and knowledge of Torah, prayer, and repentence. He is especially concerned with the ethical and religious values that are enshrined in the lives of the patriarchs. In the eye of many students and scholars, it is unique, a masterpiece of Jewish thought.

 

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Contents

ER 613
6
CHAPTER 9
9
ER 1317
13
CHAPTER 21 19 ER 11518
18
Gods reward of the righteous His compassion for the repentant His requital
37
Why most of those who die will be resurrected and why Elijah Elisha
46
S 5053
50
CHAPTER 5 6 ER 2731
61
CHAPTER 28 26 ER 13943
305
CHAPTER 29 27 ER 14347
313
CHAPTER 30 28 ER 14756
323
CHAPTER 31 29 ER 15665
340
EZ 16771
359
Refutation of a skeptics argument concerning the source of Mishnah
367
CHAPTER 3 EZ 17578
374
CHAPTER 4 EZ 17881
380

CHAPTER 6 7 ER 3138
73
EZ 17175
75
CHAPTER 7 8 ER 3946
92
CHAPTER 8 9 ER 4648
106
Of Deborah and Jezebel Omri and Abab
112
CHAPTER 10 11 ER 5255
120
CHAPTER 11 12 ER 5559
126
CHAPTER 12 13 ER 5961
135
Encounter with a man who had Scripture but not Mishnah
154
Israel increase their merit by setting out for themselves sundry practices
161
Why one is to rejoice because of the advent of death the Impulse to evil
177
Why God loves Israel
183
devotion to Torah likened to devotion to a wife Torah
196
CHAPTER 19
205
Israels preoccupation with Torah
240
Its faithfulness to
262
CHAPTER 24 22 ER 12427
269
CHAPTER 25 23 ER 12729
276
CHAPTER 27 25 ER 13539
294
CHAPTER 5 EZ 18182
386
CHAPTER 7 EZ 184
392
EZ 18689
398
CHAPTER 10 EZ 18991
404
Gods reward of the righteous men
411
EZ 19597
418
EZ CHAPTER
427
EZ CHAPTER 17 S 1523
443
EZ CHAPTER
450
EZ CHAPTER
457
EZ CHAPTER 21 S 3336
463
EZ CHAPTER
473
EZ CHAPTER
481
God as Israels escort to and from Egypt Josephs character and experiences
489
S 5556
497
GLOSSARY
507
AUTHORITIES CITED OR REFERRED TO
530
PLAYS ON HEBREW WORDS AND LETTERS
562
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