About this Text
Pirke d’Rabbi Eliezer (“Chapters of Rabbi Eliezer”) is a midrash that retells and expands upon the stories of the Torah, from the creation of the world through the story of Miriam’s leprosy. It incorporates discussion on topics like redemption, Messiah, and calculating the end of days. Traditionally considered to have been authored by Rabbi Eliezer ben Hyrcanus in the time period of the Mishnah (the first and second centuries CE), the work was likely edited in the eighth or ninth century.
Composed: Talmudic Israel/Babylon, c.630 - c.1030 CE