Tree of Souls: The Mythology of Judaism


Mega Sale! Save 22% on the Tree of Souls: The Mythology of Judaism by Oxford University Press at SADC Network. MPN: 10 haltone illustrations. Hurry! Limited time offer. Offer valid only while supplies last. The first anthology of Jewish mythology in English, Tree of Souls reveals a mythical tradition 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. The myths themselves are marvelous. We read of Adams diamond and the Land of Eretz (where it is always dark), the fal


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The first anthology of Jewish mythology in English, Tree of Souls reveals a mythical tradition 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. The myths themselves are marvelous. We read of Adams diamond and the Land of Eretz (where it is always dark), the fall of Lucifer and the quarrel of the sun and the moon, the Treasury of Souls and the Divine Chariot. We discover new tales about the great figures of the Hebrew Bible, from Adam to Moses; stories about God's Bride, the Shekhinah, and the evil temptress, Lilith; plus many tales about angels and demons, spirits and vampires, giant beasts and the Golem. Equally important, Schwartz provides a wealth of additional information. For each myth, he includes extensive commentary, revealing the source of the myth and explaining how it relates to other Jewish myths as well as to world literature (for instance, comparing Eves release of evil into the world with Pandoras). For ease of use, Schwartz divides the volume into ten books, Myths of God, Myths of Creation, Myths of Heaven, Myths of Hell, Myths of the Holy Word, Myths of the Holy Time, Myths of the Holy People, Myths of the Holy Land, Myths of Exile, and Myths of the Messiah.

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Manufacturer:
Oxford University Press
Category:
Mythology & Folk Tales
MPN:
10 haltone illustrations
EAN:
9780195327137
ISBN:
0195327136
Part Number:
10 haltone illustrations
Author:
Howard Schwartz
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
Creator:
Array
Publication Date:
2007-08-24
Binding:
Paperback
Item Weight:
2.71 pounds
Item Size:
7.04 x 1.78 x 9.91 inches
Package Weight:
3.28 pounds
Package Size:
7 x 1.59 x 10 inches

 


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