Temet Nosce

Piecing together the puzzle of mythology and the human condition


Posted on April 16th, 2014 by Thomas Ryan

Torah and Yadmid·rash \ˈmi-ˌdräsh\ (plural mid·rash·im)

Origin: Hebrew midhrāsh “exposition” or “explanation.” First known use, 1613.


  1. An early Jewish interpretation of or commentary on a Biblical text, clarifying or expounding a point of law or developing or illustrating a moral principle.
  2. When capitalized, a collection of such interpretations or commentaries, especially those written in the first ten centuries CE.

The earliest Midrashim come from the 2nd Century CE, although much of their content is older.

For more information see Wikipedia.

About Thomas Ryan

Tom Ryan is a Freemason of both blue and red lodges, including the Silas Shepherd Lodge of Research. He is the founder and primary author of TemetNosce.org.

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