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Midrash is part of the rabbinic tradition and expounds on the torah text. It comes from the word dalet-reish-shin (d'rash), to "seek" or "enquire" (per 501 Hebrew Verbs). There are two types of midrash, aggadah and halachic midrash. Aggadot are stories. Sometimes this type of midrash fills in gaps in the narrative, for example filling in dialogue between ...


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The Hosea and Jonah references are good and quite valid, but I think I would approach this one a bit differently. But maybe it is just a matter of emphasis. Is the important point here that Jesus was raised or that he was raised after three days. I tend to think the former. If you agree, then what I'm about to say might make some sense :) If we talk general ...


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The two most likely candidates are: After two days he will revive us; on the third day he will raise us up, that we may live before him.—Hosea 6:2 (ESV) and: And the LORD appointed a great fish to swallow up Jonah. And Jonah was in the belly of the fish three days and three nights.—Jonah 1:17 (ESV) N. T. Wright points out in The ...


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For the Jewish perspective of midrash, I refer you to this answer. Bob Jones' answer covers Sensus Plenior, which uses many of the same methods as midrash and is uniquely Christian. Martin Pickup's article in the June, 2008 Journal of the Evangelical Theological Society documents the attitude of current evangelical scholarship: reluctant acceptance that ...


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I've already answered with specific Scriptures, but by strange coincidence, I found a different sort of answer. I'm in a book group that is reading The God I don't Understand by Christopher Wright. Talking about the mystery of the Cross, Wright points out that Paul in this passage can not be referring to the Gospel accounts, which hadn't yet been written. ...


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As Jon Ericson said: Rather they see midrash as a part of the intellectual background of the 1st and 2nd century Judah. The Midrash can be applied in Christian studies, moreover if we want to understand the Word of Jesus, to know His cultural and historical context, get to know Him better. The Midrash was part of "Jewish traditions of ...



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