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- A homiletic and non-legalistic exegetical text in the classical rabbinic literature of Judaism, particularly as recorded in the Talmud and Midrash. A parable that demonstrates a point of the Law in the Talmud. [from 17th c.]
- 1725, Edward Chandler, Anthony Collins, “Of the Allegorick or other Methods of citing Scripture, used by the Writers of the New Testament.”, in A defence of Christianity from the prophecies of the Old Testament: wherein are considered all the objections against this kind of proof : advanced in a late discourse of the grounds and reasons of the Christian religion, London: James Knapton, page 344:
- They termed them also..Agada in the Chaldee, or..Hagada in the Hebrew form, which are rendered in Philo, by the Greek ...
- Obsolete form of ; the text recited at Seder.
- 1881, Americus Featherman, “Orthodox Jews of the East and Talmud Jews of Poland”, in Social history of the races of mankind, volume 5, London: Trübner & Co., page 158:
- The story of the delivery of Israel from Egyptian bondage is read in Hebrew by the chief of the house from a book called the agada, which is interwoven with hymns of praise and thanksgiving, and it also contains some legendary chapters entirely figurative in their sense and composition.
parable that demonstrates a point of the Law in the Talmud