The Legends of the Jews

The Legends of the Jews

A work of brilliant erudition and deep devotion, this is an invaluable collection of religious lore.

Author: Louis Ginzberg

Publisher: Cosimo, Inc.

ISBN: 9781596057920

Category: Religion

Page: 460

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The masterpiece of one of the preeminent Talmudic scholars of the 20th century, the multivolume Legends of the Jews gathers together stories from the Talmud, the Midrash, the Bible, and oral traditions-also known as the Haggada-and offers them in chronological order. Volume V, first published in 1925, features tales of The Creation of the World, Adam, The Ten Generations, Noah, Abraham, Jacob, Joseph, the Sons of Jacob, Job, and Moses in Egypt. A work of brilliant erudition and deep devotion, this is an invaluable collection of religious lore. American rabbi LOUIS GINZBERG (1873-1953) founded the American Academy of Jewish Research and was a prolific contributor to the Jewish Encyclopedia.
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The Legends of the Jews Volume 2

The Legends of the Jews Volume 2

Meanwhile her friends returned from the Nile festival, and they came to visit her and inquire after her health.

Author: Louis Ginzberg

Publisher:

ISBN: 1419269070

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Meanwhile her friends returned from the Nile festival, and they came to visit her and inquire after her health. They found her looking wretchedly ill, on account of the excitement she had passed through and the anxiety she was in. She confessed to the women what had happened with Joseph, and they advised her to accuse him of immorality before her husband, and then he would be thrown into prison.
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The Legends of the Jews

The Legends of the Jews

"The arrangement and presentation of the material in this volume are the same as in Volume I. In both my efforts have been directed to bringing together as full as possible a collection of Jewish legends that deal with Biblical personages ...

Author: Louis Ginsberg

Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform

ISBN: 1519608292

Category: Religion

Page: 292

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"The arrangement and presentation of the material in this volume are the same as in Volume I. In both my efforts have been directed to bringing together as full as possible a collection of Jewish legends that deal with Biblical personages and events. The sources of those legends and explanations of some of them will be given in the last volume of the entire work, and the numbers throughout the work refer to the notes in the concluding volume."
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Legends of the Jews Volumes 1 and 2

Legends of the Jews  Volumes 1 and 2

Author: Louis Ginzberg

Publisher: JPS Classic Reissues

ISBN: STANFORD:36105026618871

Category: Religion

Page: 1650

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To this day Legends of the Jews remains a most remarkable and comprehensive compilation of stories connected to the Hebrew Bible. It is an indispensable reference on that body of literature known as Midrash, the imaginative retelling and elaboration on Bible stories in which mythological tales about demons and magic co-exist with moralistic stories about the piety of the patriarchs. Legends is the first book to which one turns to learn about the postbiblical understanding of a biblical episode, or to discover the source for biblical legends that cannot be traced directly to the Bible. It is also the first place to find the answers to such questions as: on what day was Abraham born; what was Moses' physical appearance, or what was the name of Potiphar's wife. Launched in 1901 by The Jewish Publication Society, the original project began as a single volume of 1,000 pages but grew much larger by 1938, when the seventh volume containing the indexes was finally published. Louis Ginzberg was 28 years old when Henrietta Szold, secretary of the Society, prepared the contract for what was conceived as a small, popular volume on Jewish legends. As the scion of two distinguished rabbinical families, Ginzberg studied in the great Lithuanian yeshivot of Telz and Slobodka. Later he received his secular education at Strassburg and Heidelberg universities. This combination of religious and secular learning enabled him to pursue with great passion the wide-ranging roots of Jewish legend. Ginzberg believed that Jewish legend was both earlier and greater than what was represented in the Talmud and midrashic collections--the primary Rabbinic sources. And so he scoured Jewish, Christian, Islamic, and Oriental sources to rediscover the fine threads of Jewish legend. The result was a masterpiece: a single, coherent collection of legends that follows the biblical narrative, accompanied by detailed notes that reveal a complex subtext of often intersecting and multi-layered levels of influence, borrowed notions, and interpretive commentaries. Four new indexes and a new introduction by David Stern, Professor of Postbiblical and Medieval Hebrew Literature, and Director of the Jewish Studies Program at the University of Pennsylvania, complete the reissue of one of the greatest classics of modern Jewish literature.
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Folktales of the Jews Volume 2

Folktales of the Jews  Volume 2

This volume and the others to come will be monuments to a rich but vanishing oral tradition

Author: Dan Ben-Amos

Publisher: Jewish Publication Society

ISBN: 9780827608306

Category: Fiction

Page: 624

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Folktales from Eastern Europe presents 71 tales from Ashkenasic culture in the most important collection of Jewish folktales ever published. It is the second volume in Folktales of the Jews, the five-volume series to be released over the next several years, in the tradition of Louis Ginzberg's classic, Legends of the Jews. The tales here and the others in this series have been selected from the Israel Folktale Archives at The University of Haifa, Israel (IFA), a treasure house of Jewish lore that has remained largely unavailable to the entire world until now. Since the creation of the State of Israel, the IFA has collected more than 20,000 tales from newly arrived immigrants, long-lost stories shared by their families from around the world. The tales come from the major ethno-linguistic communities of the Jewish world and are representative of a wide variety of subjects and motifs, especially rich in Jewish content and context. Each of the tales is accompanied by in-depth commentary that explains the tale's cultural, historical, and literary background and its similarity to other tales in the IFA collection, and extensive scholarly notes. There is also an introduction that describes the Ashkenasic culture and its folk narrative tradition, a world map of the areas covered, illustrations, biographies of the collectors and narrators, tale type and motif indexes, a subject index, and a comprehensive bibliography. Until the establishment of the IFA, we had had only limited access to the wide range of Jewish folk narratives. Even in Israel, the gathering place of the most wide-ranging cross-section of world Jewry, these folktales have remained largely unknown. Many of the communities no longer exist as cohesive societies in their representative lands; the Holocaust, migration, and changes in living styles have made the continuation of these tales impossible. This volume and the others to come will be monuments to a rich but vanishing oral tradition
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The Legends of the Jews Vol I From the Creation to Jacob

The Legends of the Jews   Vol  I  From the Creation to Jacob

A work of brilliant erudition and deep devotion, this is an invaluable collection of religious lore.

Author: Louis Ginzberg

Publisher: Cosimo, Inc.

ISBN: 9781596057951

Category: Religion

Page: 440

View: 983

The masterpiece of one of the preeminent Talmudic scholars of the 20th century, the multivolume Legends of the Jews gathers together stories from the Talmud, the Midrash, the Bible, and oral traditions-also known as the Haggada-and offers them in chronological order. Volume I, first published in 1909, features tales of The Creation of the World, The Birth of Cain and Noah, The Birth of Abraham, and The Birth of Esau and Jacob-The Favorite of Abraham. A work of brilliant erudition and deep devotion, this is an invaluable collection of religious lore. American rabbi LOUIS GINZBERG (1873-1953) founded the American Academy of Jewish Research and was a prolific contributor to the Jewish Encyclopedia.
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Gabriel

Gabriel

AlBaghaw ̄i, Mas ̄ab ̄ih alSunna, Volume 2 (Cairo, Egypt: Khairiya Editions,
1900), 170. 9. ... Louis Ginzberg, The Legends of the Jews, Volume 2, translated
by Henrietta Szold (Philadelphia, PA: The Jewish Publication Society of America,
 ...

Author: Richard Webster

Publisher: Llewellyn Worldwide

ISBN: 9780738706412

Category: Body, Mind & Spirit

Page: 184

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A popular figure in religious works of art, the archangel Gabriel is most famous for the Annunciation: telling the Virgin Mary that she would give birth to the Messiah. God's messenger is also known as the Islamic angel of truth, the archangel of emotions and dreams, and the angel of hope and childbirth. Richard Webster's second book of the archangels series chronicles the appearances of Gabriel among Old Testament figures, Islam prophets, and modern philosophers and artists. Webster then offers an array of techniques for contacting the angel of Annunciation, who can help with inspiration, purification, fertility, childbirth, achieving a fresh start, seeing the future, interpreting dreams/visions, developing clairvoyance, and overcoming limitations, such as doubt and fear.
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Louis Ginzberg s Legends of the Jews

Louis Ginzberg s Legends of the Jews

All of the Legends manuscript is written in an easily legible hand, and the
annotation volumes are no exception. ... and there is no further news until
November 1924: “The notes to the Legends of the Jews, volumes I and II, are
now in plates.

Author: Galit Hasan-Rokem

Publisher: Wayne State University Press

ISBN: 9780814340486

Category: History

Page: 224

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At the beginning of the twentieth century, many perceived American Jewry to be in a state of crisis as traditions of faith faced modern sensibilities. Published beginning in 1909, Rabbi and Professor Louis Ginzberg’s seven-volume The Legends of the Jews appeared at this crucial time and offered a landmark synthesis of aggadah from classical Rabbinic literature and ancient folk legends from a number of cultures. It remains a hugely influential work of scholarship from a man who shaped American Conservative Judaism. In Louis Ginzberg’s Legends of the Jews: Ancient Jewish Folk Literature Reconsidered, editors Galit Hasan-Rokem and Ithamar Gruenwald present a range of reflections on the Legends, inspired by two plenary sessions devoted to its centennial at the Fifteenth Congress of the World Association of Jewish Studies in August 2009. In order to provide readers with the broadest possible view of Ginzberg’s colossal project and its repercussions in contemporary scholarship, the editors gathered leading scholars to address it from a variety of historical, philological, philosophical, and methodological perspectives. Contributors give special regard to the academic expertise and professional identity of the author of the Legends as a folklore scholar and include discussions on the folkloristic underpinnings of The Legends of the Jews. They also investigate, each according to her or his disciplinary framework, the uniqueness, strengths, and weakness of the project. An introduction by Rebecca Schorsch and a preface by Galit Hasan-Rokem further highlight the folk narrative aspects of the work in addition to the articles themselves. The present volume makes clear the historical and scholarly context of Ginzberg’s milestone work as well as the methodological and theoretical issues that emerge from studying it and other forms of aggadic literature. Scholars of Jewish folklore as well as of Talmudic-Midrashic literature will find this volume to be invaluable reading.
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Memory in Jewish Pagan and Christian Societies of the Graeco Roman World

Memory in Jewish  Pagan and Christian Societies of the Graeco Roman World

A land , any land 1. L. Ginsberg , The Legends of the Jews ( Philadelphia :
Jewish Publication Society of America , 1942 ) , vol . I , p . 322 . 2. Ginsberg ,
Legends , vol . II , p . 117 , and vol . V , p . 13 . 3. Ginsberg , Legends , vol . III , p .
443 . 4.

Author: Doron Mendels

Publisher: A&C Black

ISBN: 0567080544

Category: Religion

Page: 157

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The ten studies in this book explore the phenomenon of public memory in societies of the Graeco-Roman period. Mendels begins with a concise discussion of the historical canon that emerged in Late Antiquity and brought with it the (distorted) memory of ancient history in Western culture. The following nine chapters each focus on a different source of collective memory in order to demonstrate the patchy and incomplete associations ancient societies had with their past, including discussions of Plato's Politeia, a "site of memory" of the early church, and the dichotomy existing between the reality of the land of Israel in the Second Temple period and memories of it. Throughout the book, Mendels shows that since the societies of Antiquity had associations with only bits and pieces of their past, these associations could be slippery and problematic, constantly changing, multiplying and submerging. Memories, true and false, oral and inscribed, provide good evidence for this fluidity.
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History of al Tabari Vol 2 The

History of al Tabari Vol  2  The

Vol. I. Tehran, 1975. Baron, Salo W. A Social and Religious History of the Jews.
2nd. rev. ed. Vols. I-XVH. New York: Columbia University, 1952—80. Blachere,
Régis, M. Chouémi, and C. Denizeau. Dictionnaire arabefranpais-anglais Vol.

Author:

Publisher: SUNY Press

ISBN: 9780791497517

Category: Religion

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This volume records the lives and efforts of some of the prophets preceeding the birth of Mohammad. It devotes most of its message to two towering figures--Abraham, the Friend of God, and his great-grandson, Joseph. The story is not, however simply a repetition of Biblical tales in a slightly altered form, for Tabari sees the ancient pre-Islamic Near East as an area in which the histories of three different peoples are acted out, occasionally meeting and intertwining. Thus ancient Iran, Israel, and Arabia serve as the stages on which actors such as Biwarasb, the semi-legendary Iranian king, Noah and his progeny, and the otherwise unknown Arabian prophets Hud and Salih appear and act. In the pages of this volume we read of the miraculous birth and early life of Abraham, and of his struggle against his father's idolatry. God grants him sons--Ishmael from Hagar and Isaac from Sarah--and the conflicts between the two mothers, the subsequent expulsion of Hagar, and her settling in the vicinity of Mecca, all lead to the story of Abraham's being commanded to build God's sanctuary there. Abraham is tested by God, both by being commanded to sacrifice his son (and here Tabari shows his fairness be presenting the arguments of Muslim scholars as to whether that son was Ishmael or Isaac) and by being given commandments to follow both in personal behavior and in ritual practice. The account of Abraham is interlaced with tales of the cruel tyrant Nimrod, who tried in vain both to burn Abraham in fire and to reach the heavens to fight with God. The story of Abraham's nephew Lot and the wicked people of Sodom also appears here, with the scholars once again arguing--this time over what the exact crimes were for which the Sodomites were destroyed. Before proceeding to the story of Joseph, which is recounted in great detail, we linger over the accounts of two figures associated with ancient Arabia in Muslim tradition: the Biblical Job, who despite his trials and sufferings does not rail against God, and Shu'ayb, usually associated with the Biblical Jethro, the priest of Midian and father-in-law of Moses. Finally we meet Joseph, whose handsome appearance, paternal preference, and subsequent boasting to his brothers lead to his being cast into a pit and ending up as a slave in Egypt. His career is traced in some detail: the attempted seduction by Potiphar's wife, his imprisonment and eventual release after becoming able to interpret dreams, and his rise to power as ruler of Egypt. The volume ends with the moving story of Joseph's reunion with his brothers, the tragi-comic story of how he reveals himself to them, and the final reunion with his aged father who is brought to Egypt to see his son's power and glory. This is proto-history told in fascinating detail, of us in different contexts, as well as of others completely unknown to Western readers.
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Riches Poverty and the Faithful

Riches  Poverty  and the Faithful

61; Fiorenza, Vision, p. 56; see also Ginzberg, Legends of the Jews, vol. II, pp.
764-5; Vermes, Scripture and Tradition, pp. 127-77. 3 See discussion in section
6.1, below, pp. 55-6; 161-3. The question of Wealth in the Apocalypse [\
JOOLIIUJUJ ...

Author: Mark D. Mathews

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9781139619752

Category: Religion

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In the book of Revelation, John appeals to the faithful to avoid the temptations of wealth, which he connects with evil and disobedience within secular society. New Testament scholars have traditionally viewed his somewhat radical stance as a reaction to the social injustices and idolatry of the imperial Roman cults of the day. Mark D. Mathews argues that John's rejection of affluence was instead shaped by ideas in the Jewish literature of the Second Temple period which associated the rich with the wicked and viewed the poor as the righteous. Mathews explores how traditions preserved in the Epistle of Enoch and later Enochic texts played a formative role in shaping John's theological perspective. This book will be of interest to those researching poverty and wealth in early Christian communities and the relationship between the traditions preserved in the Dead Sea Scrolls and New Testament.
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Die Entdeckung des Christentums in der Wissenschaft des Judentums

Die Entdeckung des Christentums in der Wissenschaft des Judentums

This paper is based on a lecture delivered at a special session of the Fifteenth
World Congress of Jewish Studies in Jerusalem (2-6 August 2009) honouring the
centennial anniversary of the publication of the first volume of The Legends of the
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Author: Görge K. Hasselhoff

Publisher: Walter de Gruyter

ISBN: 9783110246285

Category: Philosophy

Page: 351

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This collective volume explores an aspect ofthe Science of Judaism which has received little attention up until now. In common use, this term is almost exclusively associated with the scholarly analysis of Judaism. In contrast, the authors of this volume illuminate the different encounters of Jewish scholars with Christianity and the impact of these encounters on the establishment of their Judaism."
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The Book of Lilith

The Book of Lilith

Barbara Black Koltuv. 29Patai: Gates to the Old City, pp. 464-465. 30Ginzberg:
The Legends of the Jews, Vol. II, pp. 233-234. 31Patai: Gates to the Old City, p.
467. 32Patai: Gates to the Old City, p. 459. 33Patai: Gates to the Old City, pp.

Author: Barbara Black Koltuv

Publisher: Nicolas-Hays, Inc.

ISBN: 9780892545605

Category: Body, Mind & Spirit

Page: 224

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Lilith is the mythological seductress that has been repressed since Biblical times. She is the representative of the essentially motherless form of the feminine Self that arose as an embodiment of the neglected and rejected aspects of the Great Goddess. Written by a Jungian analyst, this material can help modern men and women come to terms with this aspect of the feminine within.
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