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Mekhilta de-Rabbi Ishmael (3 vols.)
Mekhilta de-Rabbi Ishmael (3 vols.)
by Jacob Lauterbach (tr.) / Varda Books

An electronic edition of the original JPS three-volume set.

Mekhilta de-Rabbi Ishmael is a classic collection of midrash. It contains commentary on a large part of the Book of Exodus (chapters 12 to 23) and represents the two main modes of interpretation: the halakhah (legal doctrine), and the aggadah (moral and religious teachings). The work also contains allusions to historical events and ancient legends not found elsewhere.

The current edition retains the original text from the Jewish Publication Society's 1933 edition with Hebrew and English on facing pages and the original indexes. English is completely reset in order to allow a full-text search. The pagination, however is retained to allow easy use in conjunction with numerous other works which refer to this "Judaism's first Scriptural Encyclopedia" as Jacob Neusner called it.

This classic work is widely recognized as a model of meticulous and thorough scholarship. Its translation is accurate, straightforward, and usable by scholars, students, and lay readers. Out of print for many years, it is heralded as an important reissue that should belong to every rabbi, rabbinical school, and Jewish Studies professor, and is an important addition to synagogue libraries and public libraries with Judaica collections.

free ebook Mekhilta de-Rabbi Ishmael (3 vols.)
 
Volume I
FRONT MATTER
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English title page
Hebrew title page
Copyright page
Table of contents
INTRODUCTION
Manuscripts
Printed Editions
Compendia Containing Parts of the Mekilta
Commentaries and Other Works Containing Variant Readings or Textual Corrections of the Text of the Mekilta
Methods Followed in Deciding upon the Text Embodied in this Edition
Limitations of Apparatus
Additions and Omissions
Scriptural Quotations
Methods of Indicating the Variants in the Apparatus Criticus
References to Sources and Parallels
SIGLA USED IN APPARATUS CRITICUS1
TRACTATE PISHA
TRACTATE BESHALLAH
Volume II
TRACTATE SHIRATA
TRACTATE VAYASSA‘
TRACTATE AMALEK
TRACTATE BAHODESH
Volume III
TRACTATE NEZIKIN
TRACTATE KASPA
TRACTATE SHABBATA
INDICES
INDEX I
Genesis
Exodus
Leviticus
Numbers
Deuteronomy
Joshua
Judges
I Samuel
II Samuel
I Kings
II Kings
Isaiah
Jeremiah
Ezekiel
Hosea
Joel
Amos
Obadiah
Jonah
Micah
Habakkuk
Zephaniah
Haggai
Zechariah
Malachi
Psalms
Proverbs
Canticles
Lamentations
Ecclesiastes
Esther
Daniel
Ezra
Nehemiah
I Chronicles
II Chronicles
INDEX II
INDEX III
PAGE CONCORDANCE
PAGE CONCORDANCE TO MEKILTA
Fr ends La vol. I
Fr ends La vol. II
Fr ends La vol. III
Weiss ends La Vol. I
Weiss ends La Vol. II
Weiss ends La Vol. III
Horowitz-Rabin ends La Vol. I
Horowitz-Rabin ends La Vol. II
Horowitz-Rabin ends La Vol. III