The Garden of Eden & the Struggle to be Human: According to the Midrash Rabbah
Devora Publishing, 2006 - 584 pages
The second in Devora's Midrash Rabbah series, this volume begins with Adam and Eve. Includes the original 1,000 year old Hebrew text, translation, and a new groundbreaking analysis of this ageless commentary on the Torah.
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The Midrash as Inspirational Literature
Abel able Abraham accept According Adam Additional Commentary animal answer appears asked become beginning blessed bring brought Cain called comes commandment completely connection created creation cursed described desire earth everything evil explain expression face fact follows fruit Garden give given God's hand happened heaven Holy human important included interpretation Israel Jewish kind king knowledge land live looked Lord meaning midrash nature offers Parashah person possible produce punishment question quoted rabbis rain reason refers Sabbath says Scripture Seed Thoughts seems serpent soul spiritual story teaching term things third thou Tiferet Tzion tion Torah tree understand unto verse wanted whole wife woman word written אָדָם אֶלָּא אָמַר רַבִּי אֶת בַּר בָּרוּךְ הוּא וְגוֹ כָּל לֹא לוֹ מִן עַל שֶׁל שֶׁנֶּאֱמַר