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Legends of the Jews 1

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The Legends of the Jews Volume 1
Louis Ginzberg
Table of Contents
The Legends of the Jews Volume 1...................................................................................................................1

Louis Ginzberg.........................................................................................................................................1
PREFACE................................................................................................................................................3
I. THE CREATION OF THE WORLD................................................................................................................6
THE FIRST THINGS CREATED...........................................................................................................7
THE ALPHABET....................................................................................................................................8
THE FIRST DAY....................................................................................................................................9
THE SECOND DAY............................................................................................................................10
THE THIRD DAY.................................................................................................................................12
THE FOURTH DAY.............................................................................................................................14
THE FIFTH DAY..................................................................................................................................15
THE SIXTH DAY.................................................................................................................................16
ALL THINGS PRAISE THE LORD.....................................................................................................21
II. ADAM............................................................................................................................................................22
MAN AND THE WORLD....................................................................................................................22
THE ANGELS AND THE CREATION OF MAN...............................................................................23
THE CREATION OF ADAM...............................................................................................................24
THE SOUL OF MAN............................................................................................................................25
THE IDEAL MAN................................................................................................................................26
THE FALL OF SATAN........................................................................................................................27
WOMAN................................................................................................................................................28
ADAM AND EVE IN PARADISE.......................................................................................................30
THE FALL OF MAN............................................................................................................................31
THE PUNISHMENT.............................................................................................................................32
SABBATH IN HEAVEN......................................................................................................................35
ADAM'S REPENTANCE.....................................................................................................................36
THE BOOK OF RAZIEL......................................................................................................................37
THE SICKNESS OF ADAM................................................................................................................39
EVE'S STORY OF THE FALL.............................................................................................................39
THE DEATH OF ADAM......................................................................................................................41
THE DEATH OF EVE..........................................................................................................................42
III. THE TEN GENERATIONS.........................................................................................................................42
THE BIRTH OF CAIN..........................................................................................................................43
FRATRICIDE........................................................................................................................................43
THE PUNISHMENT OF CAIN............................................................................................................44
THE INHABITANTS OF THE SEVEN EARTHS...............................................................................46
THE DESCENDANTS OF CAIN.........................................................................................................47
THE DESCENDANTS OF ADAM AND LILITH...............................................................................48
SETH AND HIS DESCENDANTS.......................................................................................................49
ENOSH..................................................................................................................................................49
THE FALL OF THE ANGELS.............................................................................................................50
ENOCH, RULER AND TEACHER......................................................................................................51
THE ASCENSION OF ENOCH...........................................................................................................52
THE TRANSLATION OF ENOCH......................................................................................................55
METHUSELAH....................................................................................................................................56
IV. NOAH...........................................................................................................................................................56
THE BIRTH OF NOAH........................................................................................................................57
THE PUNISHMENT OF THE FALLEN ANGELS.............................................................................58

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THE GENERATION OF THE DELUGE.............................................................................................59
THE HOLY BOOK...............................................................................................................................60
THE INMATES OF THE ARK.............................................................................................................61
THE FLOOD.........................................................................................................................................63
NOAH LEAVES THE ARK.................................................................................................................64
THE CURSE OF DRUNKENNESS.....................................................................................................65
NOAH'S DESCENDANTS SPREAD ABROAD.................................................................................67
THE DEPRAVITY OF MANKIND......................................................................................................68
NIMROD...............................................................................................................................................69
THE TOWER OF BABEL....................................................................................................................70
V. ABRAHAM...................................................................................................................................................71
THE WICKED GENERATIONS..........................................................................................................71
THE BIRTH OF ABRAHAM...............................................................................................................71
THE BABE PROCLAIMS GOD..........................................................................................................72
ABRAHAM'S FIRST APPEARANCE IN PUBLIC.............................................................................74
THE PREACHER OF THE TRUE FAITH...........................................................................................75
IN THE FIERY FURNACE..................................................................................................................76
ABRAHAM EMIGRATES TO HARAN..............................................................................................78
THE TRUE BELIEVER........................................................................................................................80
THE ICONOCLAST.............................................................................................................................81
ABRAHAM IN CANAAN....................................................................................................................83
HIS SOJOURN IN EGYPT...................................................................................................................84
THE FIRST PHARAOH.......................................................................................................................86
THE WAR OF THE KINGS.................................................................................................................87
THE COVENANT OF THE PIECES....................................................................................................89
THE BIRTH OF ISHMAEL..................................................................................................................91
THE VISIT OF THE ANGELS.............................................................................................................92
THE CITIES OF SIN.............................................................................................................................94
ABRAHAM PLEADS FOR THE SINNERS........................................................................................96
THE DESTRUCTION OF THE SINFUL CITIES................................................................................97
AMONG THE PHILISTINES...............................................................................................................98
THE BIRTH OF ISAAC......................................................................................................................100
ISHMAEL CAST OFF........................................................................................................................101
THE TWO WIVES OF ISHMAEL.....................................................................................................102
THE COVENANT WITH ABIMELECH...........................................................................................103
SATAN ACCUSES ABRAHAM........................................................................................................104
THE JOURNEY TO MORIAH...........................................................................................................104
THE 'AKEDAH...................................................................................................................................107
THE DEATH AND BURIAL OF SARAH.........................................................................................109
ELIEZER'S MISSION.........................................................................................................................112
THE WOOING OF REBEKAH..........................................................................................................113
A HERALD OF DEATH.....................................................................................................................115
ABRAHAM VIEWS EARTH AND HEAVEN..................................................................................116
THE PATRON OF HEBRON.............................................................................................................117
VI. JACOB........................................................................................................................................................118
THE BIRTH OF ESAU AND JACOB................................................................................................118
THE FAVORITE OF ABRAHAM.....................................................................................................120
THE SALE OF THE BIRTHRIGHT...................................................................................................121

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