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Re: Who killed Goliath--David or Elhanan???
Would you please give me some more information on this composition
"Midrash Aggadah" which you say is Rasi's source. Is it like Midrash
Rabbah or Midrash Tanhuma? Are there any critical editions or available
manuscripts? I don't seem to have ever come across a particular text
with this name, having always considered it a generic term.
Victor Avigdor Hurowitz
Dept. of bible and ANE
Ben Gurion University of the Negev
Beer Sheva, ISRAEL
PS-myour comment "Rashi always draws from other sources" is an important
observation very often overlooked. Even so, I wouldn't make a blanket
statement "always", and leave RAshi some room for originality. Also,
the way Rashi uses his source material is his own, as is his selection of
one midrash over another from the vast well of available sources.
On Wed, 12 Jun 1996, Moshe Shulman wrote:
> >Niels Peter and Moshe,
> >Actually Rashi got it from Targum Jonatan.
> Rashi always draws from other sources. In the Torah it is primarily from a
> Midrash called 'Midrash Aggadah'.
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