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Folk-lore in the Old Testament


Studies in Comparative Religion, Legend, and Law


This volume includes myths, stories, priestly speculations, ritual magic, and legal provisions from many lands that parallel to the Old Testament.
Publisher: Gorgias Press LLC
Availability: In stock
SKU (ISBN): 978-1-61719-818-2
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Publication Status: In Print

Publication Date: Aug 13,2010
Interior Color: Black
Trim Size: 6 x 9
Page Count: 510
Language: English
ISBN: 978-1-61719-818-2
$153.00

This volume includes myths, stories, priestly speculations, ritual magic, and legal provisions from many lands that parallel to the Old Testament. Themes included in this collection of folktales include stories of the Creation, the Fall, the mark of Cain, the Flood, and the Tower of Babel. Compiled by the founder of modern comparative religion, this work is ideal for scholars of anthropology, folklore, and Biblical Studies.

This volume includes myths, stories, priestly speculations, ritual magic, and legal provisions from many lands that parallel to the Old Testament. Themes included in this collection of folktales include stories of the Creation, the Fall, the mark of Cain, the Flood, and the Tower of Babel. Compiled by the founder of modern comparative religion, this work is ideal for scholars of anthropology, folklore, and Biblical Studies.

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James George Frazer

  • FOLK-LORE IN THE OLD TESTAMENT (page 6)
  • PREFACE: TO THE ABRIDGED EDITION (page 9)
  • PREFACE (page 11)
  • CONTENTS: PART I: THE EARLY AGES OF THE WORLD (page 15)
  • PART II: THE PATRIARCHAL AGE (page 20)
  • PART III: THE TIMES OF THE JUDGES AND THE KINGS (page 25)
  • PART IV: THE LAW (page 29)
  • FOLK-LORE IN THE OLD TESTAMENT (page 33)
  • PART I: THE EARLY AGES OF THE WORLD : CHAPTER I: THE CREATION OF MAN (page 35)
  • CHAPTER II: THE FALL OF MAN (page 49)
  • CHAPTER III: THE MARK OF CAIN (page 67)
  • CHAPTER IV: THE GREAT FLOOD (page 80)
  • CHAPTER V: THE TOWER OF BABEL (page 177)
  • PART II: THE PATRIARCHAL AGE: CHAPTER I: THE COVENANT OF ABRAHAM (page 187)
  • CHAPTER: THE HEIRSHIP OF JACOB OR ULTIMOGENITURE (page 206)
  • CHAPTER III:JACOB AND THE KIDSKINS OR THE NEW BIRTH (page 238)
  • CHAPTER IV: JACOB AT BETHEL (page 257)
  • CHAPTER V: JACOB AT THE WELL (page 271)
  • CHAPTER VI: THE COVENANT ON THE CAIRN (page 277)
  • CHAPTER VII: JACOB AT THE FORD OF THE JABBOK (page 285)
  • CHAPTER VIII:JOSEPH'S CUP (page 292)
  • PART III: THE TIMES OF THE JUDGES AND THE KINGS :CHAPTER I: MOSES IN THE ARK OF BULRUSHES (page 297)
  • CHAPTER II: SAMSON AND DELALAH (page 303)
  • CHAPTER III: THE BUNDLE OF LIFE (page 317)
  • CHAPTER IV: THE WATCH OF ENDOR (page 325)
  • CHAPTER V: THE SIN OF A CENSUS (page 341)
  • CHAPTER VI: THE KEEPERS OF THE THRESHOLD (page 347)
  • CHAPTER VII:SACRED OAKS AND TEREBINTHS (page 356)
  • CHAPTER VIII: THE HIGH PLACES OF ISRAEL (page 371)
  • CHAPTER IX: THE SILENT WIDOW (page 377)
  • PART IV: THE LAW : CHAPTER I: THE PLACE OF THE LAW IN JEWISH HISTORY (page 384)
  • CHAPTER II: NOT TO SEETHE A KID IN ITS MOTHER'S MILK (page 394)
  • CHAPTER III:CUTTINGS FOR THE DEAD (page 411)
  • CHAPTER IV:THE OX THAT GORED (page 431)
  • CHAPTER V: THE GOLDEN BELLS (page 451)
  • INDEX (page 475)