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By Peter Christen Asbjornsen, Jorgen Moe

Lengthy a treasure in Norway, the folktales amassed by way of Peter Christen Asbjørnsen and Jørgen Moe were acclaimed for his or her richness of humor, fullness of lifestyles, and intensity of knowing when you consider that they first seemed in translation greater than 100 years in the past. The Norwegian folktales, stated Jacob Grimm, “surpass approximately all others.” inside those pleasing stories we meet witches, trolls, and ogres; sly foxes and nice, mysterious bears; attractive princesses and country-lads-turned-heroes. accrued right here in a glowing modern translation through Pat Shaw Iversen and Carl Norman, those stories brim with the matchless power and tool in their unique telling. incorporated are also the splendidly evocative unique illustrations of Erik Werenskiold and Theodor Kittelsen.With black-and-white drawings all through/

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1 ) . In this sense also does Philo use the term "sophists" as a descrip­ tion of the traditional Jewish scholars in Alexandria (cf. below, p. 59). • Qu. in Gen. I, 100; Harris, Fragments, p. 19. • Post. 1, 2. » Cf. below, pp. 166, 176, 177. " Cont. 1, 6; cf. Congr. 4, 15; Probus 16, 105. " Cont. 1, 6; Probus 16, 105. Legat. 1 1 , 78. HELLENISTIC JUDAISM AND PHILO 29 14 have seen, he mentions also among the gods without dis­ tinguishing them as demigods. Besides heroes, he denounces also the deification of kings, with especial reference to the claim of Caligula, considering such a claim as being only a ridiculous imitation of ancient Greek deification of heroes and suggesting that this deification of kings, with particular reference to the case of Caligula, found no recognition among people, whether Greeks or barbarians, except among the native Egyptians of Alexandria, who were susceptible to it by reason of their belief in animal worship.

Spec. II, 29, 165. Aet. 3, 10; 5, 20. 90 ibid, I, 56, 307. ' Probus 20, 140. •» Iliad IV, 68, et passim. Mos. I, 7, 36. w Cf. L. Preller, Griechische Mythologiespp. 958-959. Congr. 17, 93. , 30, 171. * Abr. 15, 7 1 . Cf. Preller, op. , pp. 942, 950, 958, 959. Cf. Brlhier, pp. 74-75. 86 8 93 94 9 1 HELLENISTIC JUDAISM A N D PHILO 39 because he knew full well that, while in form they were bor­ rowed from Greek popular religion, in substance they ex­ pressed certain characteristics of God which are to be found in Scripture.

In Palestinian Judaism this conception of the divine origin of the Law is given expression by Ben-Sira. " " Then this antemundane wisdom was revealed in the Law of Moses, for "if thou desire wisdom, keep the 1X1 1 113 114 115 1x6 1X7 118 M 0 121 2 3 «• Prov. 8: 22. "« Prov. 3 : 1 3 . Prov. 7 : 4 - 5 . •«* Prov. 3 : 1 . "« Prov. 6:23-24. «• Deut. 4:6. Genesis Kabbah 17, 5. , r t "» Dcut. 33:4. I Kings 5:10. Jer. 49:7. '*> Ezek. 28: 5. "« Jer. 50:35. "» Ezek. 27:9. "«» Sirach 1:4. xxo 22 PHILO commandments, and the Lord will give her freely unto thee .

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