By Yair Zakovitch, Avigdor Shinan
The traditional Israelites believed issues that the writers of the Bible sought after them to disregard: myths and legends from a pre-biblical global that the hot monotheist order had to bury, conceal, or reinterpret. old Israel used to be wealthy in such literary traditions earlier than the Bible reached the ultimate shape that we have got this present day. those traditions weren't misplaced yet persisted, handed down in the course of the a long time. Many controlled to arrive us in post-biblical resources: rabbinic literature, Jewish Hellenistic writings, the writings of the useless Sea sect, the Aramaic, Greek, Latin, and different historical translations of the Bible, or even outdoors the traditional Jewish global in Christian and Islamic texts. The Bible itself occasionally alludes to those traditions, frequently in amazing contexts. Written in transparent and obtainable language, this quantity provides thirty such traditions. It voyages in the back of the veil of the written Bible to reconstruct what used to be instructed and retold one of the historical Israelites, no matter if it truly is "not what the Bible tells us."