Folk-lore in the Old Testament: Studies in Comparative Religion, Legend and Law, Volume 3

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Macmillan and Company, limited, 1919 - Bible
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Contents

Description of these shrines
46
Sacred terebinths hung with votive rags
48
Jehovah associated with sacred oaks or terebinths
54
The end of the Jewish nation at the terebinth or oak of Mamre
60
Sacred groves relics of ancient forests among the Mundas
67
Silence of widows among North American Indians
72
Confirmation from position in which widow stands to her deceased husbands
79
In Celebes strangers employ native priests of the land
85
CHAPTER I
93
The Book of the Covenant
99
CHAPTER II
111
Aversion of pastoral tribes in Africa to boil milk for fear of injuring
118
The Hebrew command perhaps similarly explicable
124
Menstruous women not to approach cattle among the Kafirs 130
130
Mourners not allowed to drink milk
136
Continence of sacred dairymen among the Todas
142
The use of sour curds among pastoral tribes of Africa
148
Vegetables and milk not to be eaten together in pastoral tribes
154
Hebrew law of clean and unclean animals perhaps based on their supposed
160
The meaning of the custom uncertain
166
Precautions to guard such children in Celebes and Borneo
172
African devices to save the lives of such children
175
Mock sales of such children in Assam
181
Pretence of burying such children
187
Such children buried in ashes or dung
193
Pretence of exposing children and buying them back from strangers
197
Amputation of fingerjoints of children among the Bushmen
201
Navelstrings of children hung on trees to make them good climbers
207
Amputation of fingerjoints as a religious rite in Mysore
213
Fingerjoints of mothers amputated ears of children bored
219
Amputation of fingerjoints of sick people in Tonga
222
Amputation of fingerjoints in mourning among the South American
229
Camp shifted after a death for fear of the ghost
235
Orestes and the Furies of his murdered mother
241
Bambara custom of mutilating dead children whose elder brothers or sisters
248
Saxon and German treatment of such children at baptism
254

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