By Angelo S. Rappoport
Myths and legends are the goods of the preferred brain and of the communal soul of the folks. This, the ultimate booklet of Angelo Rappoport's trilogy on old Hebrew myths, offers with the 1st kings of historic Israel: tormented Saul, heroic David and clever Solomon. a bunch of different biblical figures additionally seem, together with evil Queen Jezebel, Esther - the savior of her humans, the Prophet Elijah, and trustworthy better halves, treacherous fans and beggar kings. The Oriental and eu 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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Saul gave his permission, and when young David was brought into his presence, he authorized him to deal with the matter and to prove if he could _that the woman had spoken the truth. " Thereupon he had the honey jars wherein the woman had concealed her fortune brought, and caused them to be emptied completely and then broken in the pre sence of the accllsed and all the court. And lo, one or two gold pieces were found to have stuck to the bottom and the inner side of the jars. In his greed and eagerness to refill the jars with honey and thus hide his theft, the dishonest friend had overlooked the gold pieces adhering to the jars.
Joab smiled and finally surrendered the child to the loving father. " David was right," he exclaimed, " when he uttered his words: ' Like as a father pitieth his children, so the Lord pitieth them that fear him . '. He did not say ' Like as a mother pitieth her children ', for here have I met a mother who was ready to sell one of her sons, although she had not to work for the child's maintenance. " 1 1 I, Jellinek, loc. , V, pp. 52-53; cf. pp. xxii-xxiv, and VI, pp. xvi-xvii; Ozar Midrashim, Bin Gorion, loc.
Thereupon he had the honey jars wherein the woman had concealed her fortune brought, and caused them to be emptied completely and then broken in the pre sence of the accllsed and all the court. And lo, one or two gold pieces were found to have stuck to the bottom and the inner side of the jars. In his greed and eagerness to refill the jars with honey and thus hide his theft, the dishonest friend had overlooked the gold pieces adhering to the jars. 1 DAVID AND GOLIATH Soon afterwards David was called upon to meet the giant Goliath whom he slew in battle.