Hagiographa


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Hagiographa

the third of the three main parts into which the books of the Old Testament are divided in Jewish tradition (the other two parts being the Law and the Prophets), comprising Psalms, Proverbs, Job, the Song of Solomon, Ruth, Lamentations, Ecclesiastes, Esther, Daniel, Ezra, Nehemiah, and Chronicles
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'Tablets of stone': these are the ten commandments;'the law': this is the Pentateuch; 'the commandment': this is the Mishnah; 'which I have written': these are the Prophets and Hagiographa; 'that thou mayest teach them': this is the Gemara (Talmud).
Did existing exegetical traditions control the choice of a verse from the Hagiographa as the text for the proem to a midrashic exposition of a pentateuchal passage, for example when the Song of Songs is cited in connection with the exodus narrative?
The Jewish scriptures are divided into three parts: the Torah ("Law"), or Pentateuch; the Nevi'im ("Prophets"); and the Ketuvim ("Writings"), or Hagiographa. The Pentateuch, together with the book of Joshua (hence the name Hexateuch) can be seen as the account of how Israel became a nation and of how it came to possess the Promised Land.