|Author||: Ignaz Goldziher|
|Publisher||: BoD – Books on Demand|
|Total Pages||: 392|
|Rating||: 4/5 (952 Downloads)|
Download or read book Hebrews Mythology written by Ignaz Goldziher and published by BoD – Books on Demand. This book was released on 2019-01-17 with total page 392 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: The following sheets make no claim to present a system of Hebrew Mythology. I have left out much that would necessarily be included in a system, and confined myself to a limited portion of what can be proved to be the matter of the Hebrew myths. Even within the actual domain of my labours, I was not anxious to subject the extant narratives in all their minutest features to mythological analysis. The application of the certain results of the science of Mythology in general to a domain hitherto almost ignored with reference to this subject, could only be accomplished by some self-limitation on the part of the author; and my immediate task was only to show that Semitism in general, and Hebrew in particular, could not be exceptions to the laws of mythological enquiry established on the basis of psychology and the science of language, and that it is possible from Semitism itself, on psychological and philological principles, to construct a scientific Semitic Mythology.