The Legends of the Jews, Volume 1


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Rabbi Louis Ginzberg was one of the outstanding Talmudists of the twentieth century. He was born on November 28, 1873, in Kovno, Lithuania; he died on November 11, 1953, in New York City. Ginzberg taught at the Jewish Theological seminary from 1903 to 1953. For 50 years, he trained two generations of Conservative Rabbis.

The Legends of the Jews is an epic 7-volume compilation of traditional Jewish stories loosely related to the Bible. Over the millennia, these stories, which expand on the Bible, flesh out the lives of biblical figures. In the process, they help bring to life the Bible's valuable lessons.

The Legends of the Jews has been called a monumental work of scholarship. It is studied by serious students of both Judaism and Christianity. And yet the stories continue to be accessible and understood by all. They were designed to impart lessons of the Torah, and any child or adult will find much to enjoy about this work. (Summary by Scott Sherris and Wikipedia) (13 hr 50 min)

Chapters

Preface 14:36 Read by Scott Sherris
Chapter 1: Creation of the World, Part 1 18:32 Read by Scott Sherris
Chapter 1: Creation of the World, Part 2 16:51 Read by Kirsten Ferreri
Chapter 1: Creation of the World, Part 3 12:15 Read by dinobuddy
Chapter 1: Creation of the World, Part 4 23:28 Read by dinobuddy
Chapter 1: Creation of the World, Part 5 8:13 Read by dinobuddy
Chapter 2: Adam, Part 1 20:53 Read by Leon Mire
Chapter 2: Adam, Part 2 26:12 Read by Robert Scott
Chapter 2: Adam, Part 3 17:01 Read by Robert Scott
Chapter 2: Adam, Part 4 24:14 Read by Robert Scott
Chapter 2: Adam, Part 5 18:28 Read by Bryan Ness
Chapter 2: Adam, Part 6 15:34 Read by Kirsten Ferreri
Chapter 3: The Death Of Eve, Part 1 19:48 Read by Bryan Ness
Chapter 3: The Death Of Eve, Part 2 17:00 Read by Bryan Ness
Chapter 3: The Death Of Eve, Part 3 18:10 Read by Robert Scott
Chapter 3: The Death Of Eve, Part 4 22:24 Read by Robert Scott
Chapter 3: The Death Of Eve, Part 5 13:47 Read by Robert Scott
Chapter 4: Noah, Part 1 16:48 Read by ML Cohen
Chapter 4: Noah, Part 2 18:29 Read by ML Cohen
Chapter 4: Noah, Part 3 17:47 Read by ML Cohen
Chapter 4: Noah, Part 4 12:38 Read by ML Cohen
Chapter 5: Abraham, Part 1 17:06 Read by Scott Sherris
Chapter 5: Abraham, Part 2 14:28 Read by Jason Mayoff
Chapter 5: Abraham, Part 3 17:07 Read by Sibella Denton
Chapter 5: Abraham, Part 4 13:57 Read by Scott Sherris
Chapter 5: Abraham, Part 5 12:34 Read by Sibella Denton
Chapter 5: Abraham, Part 6 17:41 Read by Sibella Denton
Chapter 5: Abraham, Part 7 14:09 Read by Sibella Denton
Chapter 5: Abraham, Part 8 13:32 Read by Sibella Denton
Chapter 5: Abraham, Part 9 14:18 Read by Sibella Denton
Chapter 5: Abraham, Part 10 18:06 Read by D.E. Wittkower
Chapter 5: Abraham, Part 11 17:53 Read by Laurie Anne Walden
Chapter 5: Abraham, Part 12 11:55 Read by Sibella Denton
Chapter 5: Abraham, Part 13 15:25 Read by Scott Sherris
Chapter 5: Abraham, Part 14 16:15 Read by Robert Scott
Chapter 5: Abraham, Part 15 27:13 Read by Robert Scott
Chapter 6: Jacob, Part 1 20:11 Read by Robert Scott
Chapter 6: Jacob, Part 2 17:19 Read by Sibella Denton
Chapter 6: Jacob, Part 3 14:40 Read by Sibella Denton
Chapter 6: Jacob, Part 4 15:38 Read by Sibella Denton
Chapter 6: Jacob, Part 5 17:49 Read by ML Cohen
Chapter 6: Jacob, Part 6 13:31 Read by ML Cohen
Chapter 6: Jacob, Part 7 19:18 Read by ML Cohen
Chapter 6: Jacob, Part 8 10:31 Read by ML Cohen
Chapter 6: Jacob, Part 9 13:13 Read by ML Cohen
Chapter 6: Jacob, Part 10 9:17 Read by ML Cohen
Chapter 6: Jacob, Part 11 13:00 Read by Laurie Anne Walden
Chapter 6: Jacob, Part 12 14:15 Read by Sibella Denton
Chapter 6: Jacob, Part 13 16:42 Read by Sibella Denton
Chapter 6: Jacob, Part 14 19:52 Read by Sibella Denton

Reviews


(5 stars)

Keep in mind that these stories are not scripture but legends.

mumbo jumbo


(1 stars)

this is just a waste of time. fantasy and lies