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By Robert Graves

It is a complete examine the tales that make up the previous testomony and the Jewish faith, together with the folks stories, apocryphal texts, midrashes, and different little-known records that the previous testomony and the Torah don't contain. during this exhaustive research, Robert graves presents a desirable account of pre-Biblical texts which have been censored, suppressed, and hidden for hundreds of years, and which now emerge to offer us a clearer view of Hebrew fantasy and faith than ever.

Venerable classicist and historian Robert Graves recounts the traditional Hebrew tales, either imprecise and primary, with a wealthy feel of storytelling, tradition, and spirituality. This e-book is bound to be riveting to scholars of Jewish or Judeo-Christian heritage, tradition, and religion.

ABOUT THE AUTHOR

Robert Graves (1895–1985) was once an English novelist, poet, and translator of Classical Greek and Roman literature, and probably the most trendy English writers of the twentieth century. He was once an exceptionally prolific author, who released greater than a hundred and forty novels and collections of poetry. as well as novels and poetry, he released groundbreaking research of Greek mythology, in addition to a memoir of his time in strive against in the course of global battle I, the place he used to be gravely wounded on the conflict of the Somme. Graves is better identified for his old novels, which come with I, Claudius, Claudius the God, The Golden Fleece, King Jesus, and Count Belisarius. In 1934, Robert Graves was once presented the James Tait Black Memorial Prize for his old novels facing the Roman Emperor Claudius.

Raphael Patai (1910–1996) used to be a Hungarian-Jewish ethnographer, historian, Orientalist and anthropologist. whereas Patai’s paintings used to be common, starting from the advance of historical Israelite tradition to trendy Arab experiences, his basic concentration and primary ardour was once Jewish folklore. between his different books are Myth and Legend of historic Israel, The Hebrew Goddess, and The fable of the Jewish Race. He was once a professor on the Hebrew collage in Jerusalem and based the Palestine Institute of Folklore and Ethnology, the place he served because the learn director for 4 years. After he turned a U.S. citizen he held vacationing professorships at many esteemed universities, together with Princeton, Columbia, manhattan college, and the college of Pennsylvania. In 1936, Raphael used to be granted the Bialik Prize for Jewish proposal together with Moshe Zvi Segal.

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He must, then, have seen the celestial model created by Yahweh from the beginning of time. This is what Solomon affirms : "Thou hast com­ manded me to build a temple upon thy holy mount, and an altar in the city wherein thou dwellest, a resem­ blance of the holy tabernacle which thou hast prepared from the beginning" (Wisdom of Solomon, 9, 8 ) . The Heavenly Jerusalem was created by God at the same time as Paradise, hence in aetemum. The city of Jerusalem was only an approximate reproduction of the Sacred Space and Making the World Sacred 61 transcendent model ; it could be polluted by man, but the model was incorruptible, for it was not involved in time.

Wensinck and E. , p. 15. , p. 10. Sacred Space and Making the World Sacred 39 theqsame feeling, which is profoundly religious : "our world" is holy ground because it is the place nearest to heaven, because from here, from our abode, it is possible to reach heaven ; hence our world is a high place. In cos­ mological terms, this religious conception is expressed by the projection of the favored territory which is "ours" onto the summit of the cosmic mountain. Later specula­ tion drew all sorts of conclusions-for example, the one just cited for Palestine, that the Holy Land was not sub­ merged by the Flood.

You can also change cities or provinces, without encountering any difficulties aside from those that arise from a difference in climate. It does not lie within our province to write the history of the gradual desacralization of the human dwelling. Sacred Space and Making the World Sacred 51 The process is an integral part of the gigantic transfor­ mation of the world undertaken by the industrial socie­ ties, a transformation made possible by the desacraliza­ tion of the cosmos accomplished by scientific thought and above all by the sensational discoveries of physics and chemistry.

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