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 recent monotheist order had to bury, conceal, or reinterpret. old Israel was once wealthy in such literary traditions earlier than the Bible reached the ultimate shape that we've got this present day. those traditions weren't misplaced yet endured, handed down throughout the a long time. Many controlled to arrive us in post-biblical assets: rabbinic literature, Jewish Hellenistic writings, the writings of the useless Sea sect, the Aramaic, Greek, Latin, and different old translations of the Bible, or even outdoor the traditional Jewish global in Christian and Islamic texts. The Bible itself occasionally alludes to those traditions, usually in unbelievable contexts. Written in transparent and available language, this quantity provides thirty such traditions. It voyages at the back of the veil of the written Bible to reconstruct what used to be advised and retold one of the old Israelites, whether it truly is "not what the Bible tells us."