Hebrew Myths: The Book of Genesis

Hebrew Myths: The Book of Genesis

by Robert Graves, Raphael Patai
     
 

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Robert Graves and Raphael Patai approached the Hebrew myths from the differing perspectives of Protestant and Jew, poet and scholar; what they shared was deep knowledge and imaginative insight into the nature of the myths. Their collaboration illuminates the stories that lie at the very root of the great monotheistic religions, drawing on the deep, common sources

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Robert Graves and Raphael Patai approached the Hebrew myths from the differing perspectives of Protestant and Jew, poet and scholar; what they shared was deep knowledge and imaginative insight into the nature of the myths. Their collaboration illuminates the stories that lie at the very root of the great monotheistic religions, drawing on the deep, common sources of the biblical material in midrashim, folk-tales, tradition and apocryphal texts. Reading Graves's and Patai's retelling of the myths is to experience familiar stories with a new intensity, as dramas unfold and nuances are revealed.

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ISBN-13:
9780385263306
Publisher:
Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group
Publication date:
07/01/1989
Edition description:
1st Anchor Books ed. 1989
Pages:
320
Product dimensions:
5.12(w) x 8.27(h) x (d)

Meet the Author

Robert Graves was the author of I, Claudius, The White Goddess, and Greek Myths. He was a poet, classical scholar, novelist, and critic. Raphael Patai was an anthropologist, Jewish folklorist, and biblical scholar. He was the author of Man and the Temple and Jewish Seafaring in Ancient Times.

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