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 historical Hebrew myths, offers with the 1st kings of historical Israel: tormented Saul, heroic David and clever Solomon. a number of different biblical figures additionally seem, together with evil Queen Jezebel, Esther - the savior of her humans, the Prophet Elijah, and devoted other halves, treacherous fans and beggar kings. The Oriental and ecu myths that owe 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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1 See Rosner, David's Ltbtn u. Character. " 1 Saul himself being unable to go out and fight with Goliath, David obeyed his father and went out to wrestle with the giant. In spite of the attractive and alluring promises of the King, none of the Israelites was willing to go out and en counter the terrible giant, whilst the King himself, hero though he was, was prevented by his malady from fighting Goliath. David therefore obeyed his father and declared his willing ness to meet the giant in single combat.
THE D EATH OF A KING A Living Dog is better than a Dead Lion David had frequently prayed to the Lord " to inform him as to his end, and the measure of his days " (Psalms, 3 9 , 4), that is, to tell him when his life would run out. The Lord, however, refused to grant David's prayer, for it was an inalterable decree that such information be hidden from man, and no man (with the exception of Hezekiah) was . to foreknow his end. David thereupon begged to be informed on what day of the week his life would come to an end, and it was revealed to him that this would happen on a Sabbath.
One day David went out hunting when Satan appeared to him in the disguise of a deer. David chased the animal and was thus enticed into the land of the enemy. " There upon Ishbi Benob seized King David, chained him, and cast him down and laid a wine-press upon him. David might have been crushed and life squeezed out of him, but a miracle happened which saved his life. God caused the earth under neath the prisoner to soften and sink so that it yielded to the ' weight of David's body, and the King was saved from death.
Ancient Israel: v.3: Myths and Legends (Myths & legends) by Angelo S. Rappoport