(2.) Radak, Yalkut Shimoni and Midrash ha-Gadol on Gen.
(10.) Tanchuma Yashan, Midrash ha-Gadol, Sefer ha-Yashar, and Yalkut Shimoni on Gen.
Shahin's work and the Midrash ha-gadol, which seems to have been compiled in the thirteenth or fourteenth century.(78) In the version of the story given in Gaster's text, it is an anonymous pious man, rather than Moses, who observes a man enter some water, say his prayers, and lose his purse.
Jellinek (Vienna, 1876), 3: 44; Yalqut Shime oni, on Shemot, 1: 173; Midrash ha-gadol shemot, ed.
The Midrash Ha-Gadol
similarly extends this list to include others who saw and reacted with a meritorious deed.
The legend about Isaac being taken to the Garden of Eden comes from the Midrash Ha-Gadol
to Genesis 22:19, not the Talmud.
(Noah 94:165) notes that by changing only one vowel (not even a letter), the word vayiven [he built] (Gen.
Legends about the birth of Moses are found in the Babylonian Talmud and the later Midrashic collections, including Exodus Rabbah, Midrash ha-Gadol
, Yalkut Shimoni, and Sefer ha-Yashar.
explains that the name of Tola, son of Issachar, is associated with tola'at (worm).
She waited till he was standing in prayer, and then said in a tone of wonder, 'Joseph is in Egypt/ There have been born on his knees/ Menasseh and Ephraim.' His heart failed, but when he finished his prayer, he saw the wagons: immediately the spirit of Jacob came back to life" (Midrash ha-Gadol
This midrash comments: "He took him from the Garden of Eden and placed him on Mount Moriah to serve God until the day of his death" (Midrash ha-Gadol
, Bereshit, 3:23).
Both traditions of Genesis Rabbah and Midrash ha-Gadol
are noted by Nahmanides at the end of the introduction to his commentary on Job: see Kitvei Rabbenu Moshe ben Nahman, vol.