Fables of a Jewish Aesop

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David R. Godine Publisher, 2001 - History - 233 pages
"This book is a translation of the justly famous Hebrew Fox Tales of Berechiah ben Natronai ha-Nakdan, a Jewish philosopher, Biblical commentator and Hebrew grammarian who lived in France during the late twelfth or early thirteenth century." "Berechiah added his own narrative details to the traditional stories, using every opportunity to introduce Biblical quotations and allusions and use the language and lessons of the Old Testament. By using the language of the King James version Moses Hadas' translation beautifully preserves the Biblical character of the original, allowing the reader to appreciate the most interesting aspect of Berechiah's work - the change which Aesop's fables underwent when viewed in the mirror of Hebrew culture."--BOOK JACKET.Title Summary field provided by Blackwell North America, Inc. All Rights Reserved
 

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EXCELLENT AESOP FABLES

Contents

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1
Lion Beasts Cattle
7
Mouse Frog Eagle
9
Wolf Sheep at the River
12
Cock Gem
13
Dog Cheese Water
14
Fox Fishes id
16
Dog Sheep Lion Wolf Bear
18
Lion Dog
108
Wolves Goats Dog
110
Cock Hen
112
A Bird Buildeth Her Nest in the Grain
113
Lion Ass
115
Mule Fox
117
Two Apes a Lion
118
Lion Man Pit Snake
120

Wolf Crane
20
A Pregnant Bitch Another
22
City Mouse Country Mouse
25
Fox Eagle
27
Lion Goat Sheep Cow
29
Crow Fox
31
Ass Dog Man
32
Lion Mouse Snare
34
Dove Flax
36
Cicada Ant
38
Raven Sheep
40
Two Deer
41
Eagle Snail Raven
42
Wolf Goats
44
Serpent Rich Man
46
Lion Fox
48
Frogs Oak Serpent
51
Sheep Ram Lion
54
Ass Bees Wasp
55
A Planted Tree Reeds
57
Mouse Sun Cloud Wind Wall
58
Crow Other Birds
60
Ox Lion Ram
62
Cock Hen
63
Brazen Pot Clay Pot
65
Frog Oxen
66
Mouse Hole
67
Wolf Cattle
69
Eagle Fowl Lion Beasts Bat
71
Hare Hounds
73
Starling Eagle Birds
75
4O Bear Doe
76
Peacock Wheat Crane
78
Smith Bramblebush
79
Wolf Dog Flock
80
Kite Doves
82
Cormorant Birds
83
Cat Mouse
85
Ass in Lions Skin
87
Fox Crane
89
Sow Doe Beasts
91
SO Lion Beasts Ape
93
SI Four Oxen a Lion
94
Lion Wolf Fox Ox Calf
95
Sun Wind Man
97
Cedar Bush
99
Small Fish in Net
100
Lion Hunter
101
HeGoat Lion
103
Boy Man
104
Lion Toad
106
Bullock Ox
107
Wolf Fox Dove
124
7o Lion Cattle
126
Starling Princess
128
Ram Ten Ewes
131
Flea Camel
133
Stag Dogs
134
Wolf Shepherd
136
Sun Moon
138
Viper Man
139
Ape King
141
Ape Fox
144
8O Woman Husband Knight Vizier
145
8I A Sick Man His Daughter a Physician
147
Ewe Goat Shepherd
149
Thief Witch
150
Horse Merchant Man
152
Lion Wolf Bear Fox
154
Hen Mistress
156
Camel Caravan
158
Osprey Pot
160
A Fearsome Awesome Knight
161
Fly Ox
164
Wolf Fox
165
A Goring Ox His Master
166
The Man of the Field Knoweth Hunting
167
Fox Cat
169
Image Man
171
Conies Hare
173
Lion Goats Fox
175
Raven Carcass
177
Fox Wagon Fish
178
Demon Ship
182
Merchant Robbers Knight
183
Camel Mountain Goat
186
A Man Ploughing His Tilth
188
The Ape His Two Sons a Leopard
190
Boar Lion Fox
191
The Lion His Son
193
Elephant Hunter
201
Cat Bird Fox Hare
204
Crab Frogs Crane
205
no Ant Mouse
207
in Spider King Slave
209
Man Rock Mouse
212
Man Wolf
213
Chameleon Merchants
215
An Old Man His Sons a Captain His Men
217
An Old Man His Son a Fish the Leviathan
218
Wolf Fox
220
Youth RoguesWomanJudge
222
The Envious Man The Covetous
227
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