Former and Latter Rains - Midrashic Allusions
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V. Midrashic Allusions
Midrash Rabbah - Bereshit (Genesis) XXII:4 AND AT THE END OF DAYS IT CAME TO PASS (IV, 3). R. Eliezer and R. Yahoshua (Joshua) disagree. R. Eliezer said: The world was created in Tishri; R. Yahoshua (Joshua) said: In Nisan. He who says in Tishri holds that Abel lived from the Festival until Chanukah. He who says in Nisan holds that Abel lived from Passover until Pentecost. In either case, all agree that Abel was not in the world more than fifty days.