Folk-lore in the Old Testament: Studies...

Many traces of the old modes of life and thought survive in the form of folklore. A few such relics of ruder times, as they are preserved like fossils in the Old Testament, are illustrated and explained by the author in this book. In the third volume The Keepers of the Threshold, the Bird-Sanctuary, The Silent Widow, and other stories are discussed.

vi FOLK- LORE IN THE OLD TESTAMENTCHAPTER XIII THE BIRD- SANCTUARY PAGE Birds nesting on the altars at Jerusalem . . . . . 19 Birds unmolested in the sanctuary of Apollo . . . . 19 Aesculapius and the sparrows . . . . . . 20 The Syrian goddess and the pigeons . . . . . 20 Immunity of birds in sacred places . . . . . 20 CHAPTER XIV ELIJAH AND THE RAVENS Elijah and the ravens at the brook Cherith . . . . 22 The scenery of the Wady Kelt, the traditionary Cherith . . . 22 The ravens at Jerusalem . . . . . . . 24 The ravens at the Dead Sea . . . . . . 25 Prophetic power ascribed to ravens . . . . . 25 The sagacity of the raven . . . . . . . 26 Popular respect for a raven in ancient Rome . . . . 26 The raven’s power of imitating the human voice . . . . 27 The raven as a bird of prey . . . . . . 28 Hyenas revered as devourers of the dead in Africa . . . . 28 Kinship of men with beasts and birds of prey . . . . 29 CHAPTER XV SACRED OAKS AND TEREBINTHS The oak and the terebinth in Palestine . . . . . 30 Three species of oaks in Palestine . . . . . . 30 The oak woods of Sharon, Tasso’s Enchanted Forest . . . 32 The oak woods of Zebulun and Asher . . . . . 33 The oak woods of Banias at the springs of the Jordan . . . 33 The oak woods of the Decapolis and Bashan . . . . 34 The oak woods of Gilead . . . . . . . 35 The oak woods of Mahanaim. Absalom and the oak . . . 36 The ruined castle of Hyrcanus . . . . . . 37 Veneration for oaks in Palestine . . . . . . 37 Abundance of oaks in Palestine . . . . . . 38 Sacred oak groves in Northern Syria . . . . . 38 Sacred oaks beside the tombs of Mohammedan saints . . . 39 The Wely or reputed tomb of a saint under a sacred tree . . . 40 These shrines ( Mukâms) the real objects of worship in Palestine . . 41 Description of these shrines . . . . . . . 41   C h a p t e r Home  | T O C  | I n d e x For use on stand- alone, non- institutional computers only. To purchase Scholar PDF version with advanced functionality, go to www. publishersrow. com

Folk-lore in the Old Testament: Studies in Comparative Religion and Law. Vol. III


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