Old Testament Legends Being Stories Out Of Some Of The Less-Known Apocryphal Books Of The Old Testament

M. R. James (1862 - 1936)

M R James was a well regarded English scholar who studied the medieval period (he also wrote great ghost stories!). Apocryphal books are ancient literatures about biblical events and characters but these books are not included in the Bible. (Some books regarded as apocryphal by Protestant tradition are included in Catholic, Anglican, and Orthodox Bibles.) They are sources of stories and legends that were elaborated about the beloved biblical narratives. The Preface contains a good explanation of apocryphal literature. In this 1913 book Dr. James has collected and edited eight of those legends. He intended his book for a youth audience but more mature readers will find the stories no less interesting. - Summary by David Wales

Genre(s): Myths, Legends & Fairy Tales, Religious Fiction

Language: English

Section Chapter Reader Time
Play 00 Preface David Wales
Play 01 Adam; The Death Of Adam And Eve David Wales
Play 02 Abraham David Wales
Play 03 The Story Of Aseneth, Joseph's Wife David Wales
Play 04 Job David Wales
Play 05 Solomon And The Demons; The Story Of Ebedmelech The Ethiopian, And Of The Death Of Jeremiah David Wales
Play 06 Ahikar David Wales