from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- adj. Judaism Of or relating to the Haggadah.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Of or pertaining to the Haggadah; characterized by free interpretation and exposition: opposed to halachic, or legal. Also agadic.
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The penultimate chapter, containing the pseudo-haggadic parable "Before the Law," might have gone anywhere, and placing it anywhere else skews the trajectory of ascension; no longer a journey toward the supreme incomprehensibility, but a journey without destination, into which a mystery is thrust and then succeeded by the quotidian once more.
The terms are properly used only for rabbinical interpretation after the destruction of the Temple in 70 CE, and the earliest extant examples date from the second century; but the haggadic way of interpreting had roots deeper in the past.
Tosephta is the name of compilation of halakhic-haggadic character, which judged by its contents belongs essentially to the era of the
To this belongs above all the haggadic commentary on the Pentateuch written by Marqa in pure Aramaic and generally ascribed to the fourth century.
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