The Legends of the Jews (Volume 2); From Joseph to the Exodus

 
9780217392358: The Legends of the Jews (Volume 2); From Joseph to the Exodus

Book may have numerous typos, missing text, images, or index. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. 1920. Excerpt: ... IV MOSES IN EGYPT The Beginning Of The Egyptian Bondage 245 Pharaoh's Cunning 246 The Pious Midwives 250 The Three Counsellors 254 The Slaughter Of The Innocents. ... 256 The Parents Of Moses 258 The Birth Of Moses 262 Moses Rescued From The Water 265 The Infancy Of Moses 269 Moses Rescued By Gabriel 272 The Youth Of Moses 277 The Flight 283 The King Of Ethiopia 286 Jethro 289 Moses Marries Zipporah 291 A Bloody Remedy 296 The Faithful Shepherd 300 The Burning Thorn-bush 303 The Ascension Of Moses 304 Moses Visits Paradise And Hell 309 Moses Declines The Mission 316 Moses Punished For His StubbornNess 320 The Return To Egypt 326 Moses And Aaron Before Pharaoh... 331 The Suffering Increases 336 Measure For Measure 341 The Plagues Brought Through Aaron 347 FACE The Plagues Brought Through Moses 352 The First Passover 361 The Smiting Of The First-born 365 The Redemption Of Israel From Egyptian Bondage 368 The Exodus 370 IV MOSES IN EGYPT The Beginning Of The Egyptian Bondage As soon as Jacob was dead, the eyes of the Israelites were closed, as well as their hearts. They began to feel the dominion of the stranger,1 although real bondage did not enslave them until some time later. While a single one of the sons of Jacob was alive, the Egyptians did not venture to approach the Israelites with evil intent. It was only when Levi, the last of them, had departed this life that their suffering commenced.* A change in the relation of the Egyptians toward the Israelites had, indeed, been noticeable immediately after the death of Joseph, but they did not throw off their mask completely until Levi was no more. Then the slavery of the Israelites supervened in good earnest. The first hostile act on the part of the Egyptians was to deprive the Israelites of their fields, their vineyards, and the gift...

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Review:

Nothing better illustrates the odd intimacy of the Bible and interpretation than Legends of the Jews, a seven volume set of biblical interpretations that was compiled by the famous Judaic scholar Louis Ginzburg nine decades ago, and that remains unsurpassed and indispensable today.

(Boston Book Review, December 1998)

About the Author:

Louis Ginzberg was born in Kovno (now Kaunas), Lithuania, in 1873. He began his university studies in mathematics but eventually turned to the study of religion. His doctoral dissertation, which documented the survival of various Jewish elaborations of the Bible in the writings of the Church Fathers, prefigured his later work. He immigrated to America in 1899 and became a renowned Judaic scholar. He died in New York City in 1953.

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