The Legends of the Jews

The Legends of the Jews

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by Louis Ginzberg
     
 

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In Legends Of The Jews, the author gathers from the original sources of all Jewish legends referring to Biblical personages and events and reproduces them with the greatest attainable completeness and accuracy.  See more details below

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In Legends Of The Jews, the author gathers from the original sources of all Jewish legends referring to Biblical personages and events and reproduces them with the greatest attainable completeness and accuracy.

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Library Journal
This collection, initially published between 1909 and 1938, here makes its paperback debut. Ginzberg offers new interpretations of traditional Bible stories as well as additional tales not commonly found in either Christian or Jewish teachings but involving many of the same characters. With scholarship of biblical proportion, this is essential for religion collections.
Booknews
First published in hardcover between 1909 and 1938, Louis Ginzberg's seven-volume collection of Jewish legends is a monumental work of scholarship. He assembled the many elaborations and embellishments of Biblical stories that flourished in the centuries following the Bible's own creation, stories that were created to impart lessons or to fill gaps in the Bible's own narrative. Gathered from a myriad of original sources<-->written in Hebrew, Greek, Latin, Syrian, Aramaic, Arabic, and Persian among other languages<-->the stories are presented with Ginzberg's extensive notes (contained in volumes 5 and 6) and an index to all the volumes in volume 7. Apparently, there is no ISBN for the entire set. See entries for the other volumes to learn their coverage, price, and ISBN. Annotation c. by Book News, Inc., Portland, Or.
James L. Kugel
A truly monumental work of scholarship..."The Legends of the Jews" has itself become legendary, the magnum opus of one of the twentieth century's greatest and most original Jewish scholars. -- James L. Kugel

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ISBN-13:
2940027233204
Publisher:
The Jewish publication society of America
Format:
NOOK Book
File size:
685 KB

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James R. Kugel
A truly monumental work of scholarship...Read for pleasure by millions of Jews and Christians, consulted by students, scholars, and ordinary folk, The Legends of the Jews has itself become legendary, the magnum opus of one of the 20th century's greatest and most original Jewish scholars. -- Author of The Bible as It Was

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The legends of the Jews 3.6 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 7 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
A good read. Has a few errors. I enjoyed this deeper look into the Bible stories of the Old Testament. It is part of a series of books that tell the common stories of the faith. I would suggest beginning at the real beginning, "When God created.." I really hope you enjoy this as much as I did!
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I am and I am proud to be a Jew. I won't tell you my name or where I live because there are some mean humans out there who hate Jews like me.