The Legends of the Jews [NOOK Book]

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Louis Ginzberg's landmark seven-volume The Legends of the Jews assembles the many elaborations and embellishments of Biblical stories that flourished in the centuries following the Bible's own creation. Ginzberg devoted most of his life to gathering these legends from their original sources - written in Hebrew, Greek, Latin, Syrian, Aramaic, Ethiopic, Arabic, Persian, and Old Slavic - and reproducing them completely, accurately, and vividly. He presents them in their traditional Biblical sequence and reconciles ...
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The Legends of the Jews

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Overview

Louis Ginzberg's landmark seven-volume The Legends of the Jews assembles the many elaborations and embellishments of Biblical stories that flourished in the centuries following the Bible's own creation. Ginzberg devoted most of his life to gathering these legends from their original sources - written in Hebrew, Greek, Latin, Syrian, Aramaic, Ethiopic, Arabic, Persian, and Old Slavic - and reproducing them completely, accurately, and vividly. He presents them in their traditional Biblical sequence and reconciles the sometimes contradictory versions of the same stories found in different sources. In addition to four volumes of the legends themselves, The Legends of the Jews includes two indispensable volumes of notes, which provide the sources for every legend, as well as a comprehensive index to the people, places, and motifs found in the legends and their sources.
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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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Product Details

  • BN ID: 2940027233204
  • Publisher: The Jewish publication society of America
  • Format: eBook
  • Edition description: Digitized from 1913 volume
  • File size: 670 KB

Table of Contents

Foreword
Preface
I The Creation of the World 1
II Adam 47
III The Ten Generations 103
IV Noah 143
V Abraham 183
VI Jacob 309
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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 24, 2013

    New to Biblical studies...

    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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    Posted May 10, 2012

    Full Jew here

    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.

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