Random Quote #36 topic: hebraic, Translations from the Talmud, Midrashim and Kabbala

As the Sadducees did not believe in a plurality of powers in
heaven, but only the Christians, in the regard of the Jews, did
so (by their profession of the doctrine of the Trinity), it is
obvious that here, as well as often elsewhere, the latter and
not the former are intended.

"And the frog came up and covered the land of Egypt" (Exod. viii. i; A.
V. viii. 6). "There was but one frog," said Rabbi Elazar, "and she so
multiplied as to fill the whole land of Egypt." "Yes, indeed," said
Rabbi Akiva. "there was, as you say, but one frog, but she herself was
so large as to fill all the land of Egypt." Whereupon Rabbi Elazar ben
Azariah said unto him, "Akiva, what business hast thou with Haggadah? Be
off with thy legends, and get thee to the laws thou art familiar with
about plagues and tents. Though thou sayest right in this matter, for
there was only one frog, but she croaked so loud that the frogs came
from everywhere else to her croaking."

THE TALMUD, _Sanhedrin_, fol. 67, col. 2.


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