Hebrew Myths

by Robert Graves

Hebrew Myths

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An exhaustive study of sixty-one stories from the Old Testament and the Torah, as well as pre-biblical texts censored for centuries, that nuance, extend, and complete the book of Genesis. Graves and Patai, renowned scholars of Greco-Roman and Hebrew mythology, transcend the Christian biblical and Judaic versions of these narratives, in order to redefine myth. This is a useful companion to Graves's The Greek Myths, as it puts forth the thesis that the Hebrews, unlike the Greeks, used myth to sermonise on national history and destiny.
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An exhaustive study of sixty-one stories from the Old Testament and the Torah, as well as pre-biblical texts censored for centuries, that nuance, extend, and complete the book of Genesis. Graves and Patai, renowned scholars of Greco-Roman and Hebrew mythology, transcend the Christian biblical and Judaic versions of these narratives, in order to redefine myth. This is a useful companion to Graves's The Greek Myths, as it puts forth the thesis that the Hebrews, unlike the Greeks, used myth to sermonise on national history and destiny.

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