What are the classical (pre-rishonic) sources explicitly or implicitly against the view of the Rambam that the tekheleth string is only half-dyed?

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    Check out the Sifrei in both Shlach and Ki Tetze, as well as the Gemara about finding Techelet in the Shuk and trying to decide if it was dyed Lishmah.
    – Double AA
    Commented Jun 26, 2015 at 16:21
  • @DoubleAA Thanks. You don't happen to have links or at least specific references?
    – Loewian
    Commented Feb 26, 2017 at 18:36
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    It's on Eruvin 96b. If Tekhelet for Tzitzit was half dyed, then wouldn't it have been obvious that it was Lishmah? Who half-dyes wool for other things? The Sifre is quoted here judaism.stackexchange.com/a/67712/759 and doesn't seem to give 7/8 as an option.
    – Double AA
    Commented Mar 5, 2017 at 17:04
  • Possible duplicate of Techeilet – Shittat haBa'alei Tosefot
    – user15464
    Commented May 30, 2019 at 12:04


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