fitzke at VOYAGER.NET
Wed Mar 14 21:59:31 UTC 2001
My old friend told me that the megillah everyone either forgot or didn't
know about is the megillah Noah.
"A. Maberry" wrote:
> I guess there are technically as many megillot (pl.) as there are scrolls.
> >From "Encyclopedia Judaica" v.11, col. 1228 "Megillah (Heb. megillah
> 'scroll')... "designation of each of the five scrolls of the Bible (Ruth,
> Song of Songs, Lamentations, Ecclesiastes, Esther). When the scroll is not
> specifically named, the term megillah most commonly refers to the scroll
> of Esther which is read on Purim."
> maberry at u.washington.edu
> On Wed, 14 Mar 2001, Douglas G. Wilson wrote:
> > >A former official of the Anti-Defamation League--and good friend---once
> > >told me that even Jews don't know how many megillahs there are. Anyone?
> > Apparently there are five, traditionally. I justify the answer by secular
> > means: Google search turns up 236 hits for "five megillot", none for "six
> > ...", "seven ...", ..., "ten ...".
> > -- Doug Wilson
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