- To this class in later times even Sirach was relegated, and indeed all books not included in the canon (Midr. r.
- And the Midr. Abkir.
- 3 It was believed that the Written Word had an infinite fulness; according to the Midr. Bemidbar Rabbah every word of the Law had seventy different aspects, and Philo of Alexandria held that there are no superfluous words in Scripture.