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 publication of Angelo Rappoport's trilogy on historic Hebrew myths, bargains with the 1st kings of historic Israel: tormented Saul, heroic David and clever Solomon. a bunch of alternative biblical figures additionally look, together with evil Queen Jezebel, Esther - the savior of her humans, the Prophet Elijah, and trustworthy other halves, treacherous enthusiasts and beggar kings. The Oriental and ecu myths that owe rather a lot 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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3 ANCIENT ISRAEL When Abraham came to acquire the Cave of Machpelah from the Hittites, the latter consented to sell him the cave only under certain conditions. They insisted that the Patriarch should make a covenant with them according to which his descendants, when they came to conquer Palestine, would never wrest the city from the Jebusites. Thereupon the Jehu sites had erected in their market place brass monuments upon which the conditions of the covenant were engraved. To these monuments the Jebusites now pointed when David approached their city.
He will reappear and assume the rule over Israel. 4 King David enjoys great distinction among the elect and the just who dwell in Paradise. According to Talmudic legend, a great distinction and honour will be vouchsafed unto • Ruth Rabba, I, 17; cf. e. Vol. I I I , pp. 303-305. 1 Sabbath , 3 0a-b . ' Jellinek, Beth-Hamidrash, \', p. 168; V I , pp. 25-26. "' Nlidrash Tehillim, s. 4; 18, 27; 57, 3; Midrash Samuel, 19, 6; see also A. Rosner, David's Leben, 1908. p. iii. THE DEAD LION 43 him on the day of the Last Judgment.
Cit. l David was now sure of victory. Throwing a pebble, he struck the giant on his forehead. The latter fell to the ground face downwards and not on his back, for two reasons. It was first for the sake of David, so that he should not have to walk a long way to cut off the head of the giant. 2 David now approached and tried to cut off the head of Goliath, but he did not know how to remove his armours. At that moment Uriah the Hittite came up and offered to show David how Goliath's armours were fastened at his heels.
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