Learn from Tradition--The Midrash A


Learn from Tradition--The Midrash

A midrash is kind of a predecessor to the Catena Aurea recording as it does the statements of various commentators and the stories of wise rabbis related to selected passages of scripture. The Midrashim and the Talmud provide for us a kind of window into the view of scriptures of the ancient Hebrew people. Here is a selection from the Midrash on Lamentations:

from Tales and Maxims from the Midrash--Midrash Lamentations God in his love and mercy provides the remedy even before the disease visits us. He sent the sweet balm of comfort through one prophet before another of his prophets uttered his lamentations over the woes and sorrows which had overtaken Jerusalem and its people. In the first chapter of the Book of Lamentations Jeremiah pours out his bitter heart in twenty-two verses, alphabetically arranged; but before Jeremiah thus uttered his sorrows the prophet Isaiah anticipated each of his colleague's woes with words of comfort suitable to the complaint.

Beautiful--speaking to the unity of the message of the scriptures.

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