Folklore of the Holy Land: Moslem, Christian and Jewish

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Courier Corporation, Jan 1, 2002 - Social Science - 280 pages
These entertaining folk tales from the Holy Land, an area that is home to Christianity, Islam and Judaism, have lovingly been gathered by a lifelong resident cleric of the region. Stories of the Creation, saints, and sinners tell of Adam, Abraham, Noah, Moses, and other revered figures; anecdotes describe tribes, people, languages, and sites such as the Jaffa Gate at Jerusalem. Still others illustrate social ideas, superstitions, plant and animal lore, and magical cures. Filled with wit, wisdom, and humor, these beguiling narratives will be prized by students of Middle Eastern cultures and anyone interested in this legendary land.
 

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Contents

A LEARNED MOSLEMS IDEAS ON COSMOGONY
3
OUR FATHER ADAM
9
NOAH AND OG
13
JOB AND HIS FAMILY
18
ABRAHAM THE FRIEND OF GOD
23
LOT AND THE TREE OF THE CROSS
34
THE DEATHS OF AARON AND MOSES
36
DAVID AND SOLOMON
40
THE RIGHT ANSWER
100
III
101
FOLKS GENTLE AND SIMPLE
103
THE SECRET OF SUCCESS
108
ORIGIN OF THREE WELLKNOWN SAYINGS
113
MORAL TALES
119
THE ANGEL OF DEATH
130
THE UNDERGROUND FOLKOUR BETTERSTHE NAME OF ALLAH BE ROUND ABOUT US
140

EL KHUDR
46
SIMON THE JUST
54
II
59
BAB EL KHALIL THE JAFFA GATE AT JERUSALEM
61
TURBET BIRKET MAMILLA JOHHA
64
EN NEBI DAUD
69
BAB EL ASBAT
73
DETECTIVE STORIES
77
SCRAPS OF UNWRITTEN HISTORY
82
JUDGMENTS OF KARAKASH
93
THE SARAGOSSAN PURIM
97
SULTAN MAHMUDS AUTOGRAPH
99
NURSERY TALES
158
SATIRE
173
ABOUT WOMAN
182
ABOUT ANIMALS
193
ABOUT PLANTS
215
ABOUT COFFEE
218
SOME MAGIC CURES
223
A POPULAR CALENDAR AND SOME SAYINGS
228
NOTES
237
GENERAL INDEX
277
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Cathi Hanauer?is the author of the novels"My Sister's Bones, Sweet Ruin, "and "Gone?"and the editor of the?"New York Times?"bestselling essay anthology?"The Bitch in the House: 26 Women Tell the Truth About Sex, Solitude, Work, Motherhood, and Marriage". Her articles, essays, and/or criticism have appeared in"The New York Times, ?""Elle, O, Glamour, ?Self, Parenting", "Whole Living, ?"and other magazines. She lives with her family in western Massachusetts. Visit her website at?www.cathihanauer.com.

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