Aggadah

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Ag·ga·dah

 (ä′gä-dä′, ə-gä′də, -gô′də)
n.

[Aramaic 'aggādā, formed on the model of Hebrew haggādâ, Haggadah; see ngd in Semitic roots.]

Aggadah

(əɡəˈda)
n, pl Aggadoth (-ˈdɔːt; -ˈdəʊt)
1. (Judaism)
a. a homiletic passage of the Talmud
b. collectively, the homiletic part of traditional Jewish literature, as contrasted with Halacha, consisting of elaborations on the biblical narratives or tales from the lives of the ancient Rabbis
2. (Judaism) any traditional homiletic interpretation of scripture
Also called: Aggada, Aggadatah or Haggadah
[from Hebrew]

Ag•ga•dah

(əˈgɑ də)

also Haggadah



n.
(often l.c.) the nonlegal or narrative material, as parables, maxims, or anecdotes, in the Talmud and other rabbinical literature.
[1880–85; < Hebrew haggādhāh, derivative of higgīdh to narrate]
Ag•gad•ic, ag•gad•ic (əˈgæd ɪk, əˈgɑ dɪk) adj.

Haggada, Haggadah, Aggada, Aggadah

1. the explanatory matter in rabbinic and Talmudic literature, interpreting or illustrating the Scriptures.
2. a book in which is printed the liturgy for the Seder service. — haggadic, haggadical, adj.
See also: Judaism
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This was the period in which highly important literary works were written, the Mishnah, the Palestinian and Babylonian Talmuds, and collections of halakhic and aggadic midrashim.
This reconstruction stands on two legs: First, Weiss vehemently argues that the artistic depictions in the mosaic were compatible with the ideas voiced by rabbis in their literature from this period, mainly in the so-called aggadic midrashim (books engaged in exegetical expounding of the biblical narrative).