By Angelo S. Rappoport
Myths and legends are the goods of the preferred brain and of the communal soul of the folk. This, the ultimate ebook of Angelo Rappoport's trilogy on historic Hebrew myths, offers with the 1st kings of historical Israel: tormented Saul, heroic David and clever Solomon. a number of different biblical figures additionally look, together with evil Queen Jezebel, Esther - the savior of her humans, the Prophet Elijah, and devoted other halves, treacherous fanatics and beggar kings. The Oriental and eu myths that owe loads to Jewish legends also are mentioned - from Merlin the Magician to the origins of the tales that include "A Thousand and One Nights."
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At first, however; he decided to enter the city so as to show the heathen possessors that he feared neither their power nor their high wall, but respected the promise once gi:ven by the Patriarch Abraham. His commander Joab now devised a plan how to enter the city. He took a flourishing tall cypress tree, planted it near the wall, and then bent the tree downwards, giving it to David to hold. Standing on David's head, Joab grasped the tip of the tree, and when it rebounded he sat high above the wall.
When the kadi heard this he was greatly incensed, and exclaimed: " By the Prophet, this woman deserves death. " The poor woman, in the meantime, realized the fact that she had been betrayed by the keeper and that her life was in danger. She fell upon her knees and prayed to the Lord to have pity on her for the sake of His servant David. As she � THE DEAD LION 45 was thus weeping and praying, a great light suddenly rent the darkness of the tomb, and she beheld a white-haired old man with a shining and benevolent countenance.
Abishai, however, hesitated to mount the royal mule without an express permission of the doctors learned in the law. 1 This, however, was a case of emergency, and time was pressing. Abishai therefore went to the sages and obtained their permission. On account of the impending danger, the sages permitted him to avail himself of the mule used by the King. Abishai now mounted the animal and swiftly rode out into the desert. A miracle, however, happened, and the earth flew under him. He had scarcely left Jerusalem when he already found himself in the land of the Philistines and in front of Ishbi's house.
Ancient Israel: v.3: Myths and Legends (Myths & legends) by Angelo S. Rappoport