ancient reference system...?

Polycarp66 at Polycarp66 at
Tue Sep 3 10:16:59 EDT 2002

In a message dated 9/3/2002 9:48:54 AM Eastern Daylight Time, 
decaen at writes:

> dear friends,
> before the chapters and verses of the high middle ages, reference was made 
> to the palestinian sedarim and babylonian parashot. can one find canonical 
> lists of names, titles, etc. for these particular divisions?  for example, 
> exodus ch. 18, as what ....?  "yithro"? exodus ch. 20 as "ten 
> commandments"?  etc?  any directions will be appreciated....

I suspect that the Parsha might have been used.  This is the weekly reading 
of the Torah and would thus be a larger section than chapter & verse, but it 
would have been manageable.  See <A HREF=""></A>.  Click on search 
and enter "parsha".  Terms are explained at the end of the sections.

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