Paul used an "allegory" to communicate to non-Jewish followers of Messiah Yeshua. But is allegory the same as midrash? In this post, I will show the difference between Jewish midrash and the popular Greek genre called allegory. In Galatians 4:21-31, Paul said, "I speak allegorically", so his non-Jewish audience would know how to properly interpret … Continue reading Is Midrash The Same As Allegory? Galatians 4:21-31 Vs. Luke 3:21-4:15.
What Is Midrash?
"The Song of Songs is the parable that Solomon formulated in order that the people will understand the Torah." (Boyarin, p103). I am often asked, "What is midrash", and I think to myself, "how much time do I have to explain?!" The word midrash, just to start, can refer to a method of interpretation or … Continue reading What Is Midrash?