About This Text
Devarim Rabbah is a midrash on the Book of Deuteronomy compiled in Israel sometime between the 6th and 9th centuries. It consists of 27 sermons on select verses of Deuteronomy, rather than running commentary on the whole book. These sermons were later organized into 11 sections to correspond to the weekly portions of the annual Torah reading cycle. Each sermon starts with a legal question and ends with a consolatory message about the future.
Composed: Talmudic Israel/Babylon, 900 CE