Old Testament Legends

being stories out of some of the less-known apochryphal books of the old testament

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Language: English
Wordcount: 37,738 / 103 pg
Flesch-Kincaid Reading Ease: 75.9
LoC Category: BL
Downloads: 1,644
Added to site: 2005.05.22
mnybks.net#: 10397
Origin: gutenberg.org
Genre: Religion
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Thus, there is a book called The Testaments (or Last Words) of the Twelve Patriarchs, in which each of the twelve sons of Jacob, when he comes to die, calls his children to him and tells them about his own life, and warns them against his own besetting sin, or shows how he has been helped by practising some good habit: Simeon speaks about envy, Issachar about simplicity, Zebulun about kindness, and so on. And many others there are which are merely, one would say, meant to tell us more about the lives and deaths of the great men of the old times than we can learn from the Bible.

Perhaps I have now said enough to show of what sort the tales are that are told in this book--some of them told for the first time in English. They are not true, but they are very old; some of them, I think, are beautiful, and all of them seem to me interesting. In case anyone should wish to know more about them, I will put down here the names of the books from which I have taken them.

The first part of the story of Adam is short

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