Tanchuma Ben-abba

Tanchuma ben-Abba who flourished A.D. 380, is the reputed author of the celebrated commentary on the Pentateuch called מדרש תנחומא, for which see the art. SEE MIDRASH. The latest edition is that published by E. Perlmutter (Stettin, 1864). See First, Bibl. Jud. 3, 409; Steinschneider, Catalogus Libr. Hebr. in Bibl. Bodl. col. 2669; Gratz, Gesch. der Juden, 4:458, 558; Wolf, Bibl. Hebr. i, 1159 sq.; 3, 1166 sq.; 4:1035; Zunz, Gottesd. Vortrdge (Berlin, 1832), p. 226-238; De Rossi, Dizionario Storico (Germ. transl.), p. 307; id. Annales Hebraeo-typographici, p. 24. (B. P.)

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