About This Text
Pesikta Rabbati (“Great Sections”) is a medieval book of midrash on weekly Torah readings and those read on special occasions. The term “rabbati” (great) is meant to distinguish the work from the earlier and smaller Pesikta d’Rav Kahana. Pesikta Rabbati contains midrashim from Pesikta d’Rav Kahana and other earlier sources.
Composed: Talmudic Israel, c.600 - c.900 CE