Wednesday, August 31, 2005

Moshe's 13 Torahs

Midrash Devarim Rabbah (9:9) says that Moshe wrote thirteen Torahs; one for each tribe and one to be kept in the Ark of the Covenant.

I realize this is a midrash. But how do Midrashic literalists understand writing thirteen Torahs in one day? (Or even in ten years?) This is something that I've never seen addressed, neither the mechanics of writing thirteen sifrei Torah or what sort of metaphorical message lies in this midrash. Any thoughts?

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