By Robert Graves

ISBN-10: 0385263309

ISBN-13: 9780385263306

ISBN-10: 0517413663

ISBN-13: 9780517413661

this can be a accomplished examine the tales that make up the outdated testomony and the Jewish faith, together with the people stories, apocryphal texts, midrashes, and different little-known records that the outdated testomony and the Torah don't comprise. during this exhaustive examine, Robert graves offers a desirable account of pre-Biblical texts which were censored, suppressed, and hidden for hundreds of years, and which now emerge to offer us a clearer view of Hebrew delusion and faith than ever.

Venerable classicist and historian Robert Graves recounts the traditional Hebrew tales, either imprecise and commonly used, with a wealthy feel of storytelling, tradition, and spirituality. This ebook is bound to be riveting to scholars of Jewish or Judeo-Christian historical past, tradition, and religion.


Robert Graves (1895–1985) was once an English novelist, poet, and translator of Classical Greek and Roman literature, and essentially the most admired English writers of the twentieth century. He was once an incredibly prolific author, who released greater than one hundred forty novels and collections of poetry. as well as novels and poetry, he released groundbreaking research of Greek mythology, in addition to a memoir of his time in strive against in the course of international battle I, the place he used to be gravely wounded on the conflict of the Somme. Graves is healthier identified for his historic novels, which come with I, Claudius, Claudius the God, The Golden Fleece, King Jesus, and Count Belisarius. In 1934, Robert Graves used to be provided the James Tait Black Memorial Prize for his historic novels facing the Roman Emperor Claudius.

Raphael Patai (1910–1996) used to be a Hungarian-Jewish ethnographer, historian, Orientalist and anthropologist. whereas Patai’s paintings used to be frequent, starting from the advance of old Israelite tradition to fashionable Arab stories, his basic concentration and primary ardour was once Jewish folklore. between his different books are Myth and Legend of historical Israel, The Hebrew Goddess, and The delusion of the Jewish Race. He used to be a professor on the Hebrew collage in Jerusalem and based the Palestine Institute of Folklore and Ethnology, the place he served because the learn director for 4 years. After he turned a U.S. citizen he held vacationing professorships at many esteemed universities, together with Princeton, Columbia, ny collage, and the college of Pennsylvania. In 1936, Raphael was once granted the Bialik Prize for Jewish suggestion together with Moshe Zvi Segal.

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