Meaning of midrash

mid•rash

Pronunciation: (Seph. Heb.mē-dräsh'Ashk. Heb.mi'dräsh), [key]
— pl. mid•ra•shim mid•ra•shoth, mid•ra•shot, mid•ra•shos
  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. (cap.) a collection of such interpretations or commentaries, esp. those written in the first ten centuriesa.d.
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