Tree of Souls: The Mythology of Judaism

Tree of Souls: The Mythology of Judaism

by Howard Schwartz, Caren Loebel-Fried, Elliot K. Ginsburg
     
 

ISBN-10: 0195086791

ISBN-13: 9780195086799

Pub. Date: 09/01/2004

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

"Only one of the world's mythologies has remained essentially unexplored - the mythology of Judaism. As Howard Schwartz reveals in Tree of Souls, the first anthology of Jewish mythology in English, this mythical tradition is as rich and as fascinating as any in the world." "Drawing from the Bible, the Pseudepigrapha, the Talmud and Midrash, the kabbalistic literature,…  See more details below

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"Only one of the world's mythologies has remained essentially unexplored - the mythology of Judaism. As Howard Schwartz reveals in Tree of Souls, the first anthology of Jewish mythology in English, this mythical tradition is as rich and as fascinating as any in the world." "Drawing from the Bible, the Pseudepigrapha, the Talmud and Midrash, the kabbalistic literature, medieval folklore, Hasidic texts, and oral lore collected in the modern era, Schwartz has gathered together nearly 700 of the key Jewish myths." Schwartz, a renowned collector and teller of traditional Jewish tales, now illuminates the previously unexplored territory of Jewish mythology. This pioneering anthology is essential for anyone interested in the Hebrew Bible, Jewish faith and culture, and world mythology.

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ISBN-13:
9780195086799
Publisher:
Oxford University Press, USA
Publication date:
09/01/2004
Pages:
704
Sales rank:
1,318,875
Product dimensions:
10.22(w) x 7.38(h) x 1.95(d)

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Table of Contents

Foreword
Bk. 1Myths of God1
Bk. 2Myths of creation69
Bk. 3Myths of heaven153
Bk. 4Myths of hell211
Bk. 5Myths of the holy word245
Bk. 6Myths of the holy time287
Bk. 7Myths of the holy people325
Bk. 8Myths of the holy land399
Bk. 9Myths of exile431
Bk. 10Myths of the messiah481
AppThe primary biblical myths527
AppDiagram of the ten Sefirot529

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