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Title: The Hebrew Bible historiale

Author: Eleazar ben Asher ha-Levi

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The chronicles of Jerahmeel
Alternative Title: The Hebrew Bible historiale
Subtitle: being a collection of apocryphal and pseudo-epigraphical books dealing with the history of the world from the creation to the death of Judas Maccabeus
Author: Eleazar ben Asher ha-Levi, 14th cent; Bodleian Library. Manuscript. Hebrew d. 11; Jerahmeel ben Solomon, 12th cent; Gaster, Moses, 1856-1939
Subject: Legends, Jewish
Publisher: London : Royal Asiatic Society
Year: 1899
Possible copyright status: NOT_IN_COPYRIGHT
Language: English
Call number: srlf_ucla:LAGE-1269795
Digitizing sponsor: MSN
Book contributor: University of California Libraries
Source: Archive.org

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THE chronicle which I publish here for the first time is not a chronicle in the strict sense of the word. It does not relate true events which have happened in the history of mankind, but it belongs more to that class of legendary history which was so much in vogue in the Middle Ages, and which owes its original conception to the attempt, from very ancient times, to embellish the biblical narrative. The history of the world began with the narrative of the Bible —first for the Jews, and then for all the nations who have derived their knowledge and their faith from the same source. The careful reader of the Bible must have been struck with what appeared to him to be incoherence of narrative, want of details, and at times great lacunae. Hence the desire for filling them up. […]

(from the introduction)

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