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.

    F. Kafka, Everyman

  • 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.

    The Midrash Mishmash

  • Tosephta is the name of compilation of halakhic-haggadic character, which judged by its contents belongs essentially to the era of the

    The Catholic Encyclopedia, Volume 14: Simony-Tournon

  • To this belongs above all the haggadic commentary on the Pentateuch written by Marqa in pure Aramaic and generally ascribed to the fourth century.

    The Catholic Encyclopedia, Volume 13: Revelation-Stock


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