Wednesday, February 24, 2021

The three מגילות.

The 5 Megilos?

Only מגילת אסתר do Chazal
refer to as a מגילה.
Chazal never refer the other 4 as a מגילה.

מגילת אסתר had 3 editions 

1) written by the Persians*
2) written by מרדכי & אסתר**
3) written by the אנשי כנסת הגדולה***

* Esther 10:2 -
The Ibn Ezra  in Hakdama writes the Persians copied theirs
from the Megilah The Mahrsha Chulin 139b seems to
hold the Persian edition was first 

**  Esther 9:29 Megilah 19a
*** Bava Basra 15a
The Brisker Rav Zt"l explains "The Megilah Mordechai wrote was
a kosher Megilah but wasn't part of כתבי הקודש The אנשי כנה"ג
rewrote it in א"י  and then became part of כתבי הקודש"

1 comment:

  1. cool stuff


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