The folklore of every land is passed on through story-
telling, the traditional way by which the shared wisdom
of a community is handed down from generation to
generation. But what of the folklore of the Holy Land?
The Holy Land is often considered to be a region in which the
extraordinary occurences of Biblical times eclipsed this story-·
telling cycle. It seems as if the weight of the Christian legacy
allowed these rich lands only a brief cultural life before
consigning them to obscurity, robbed of the vibrancy of the
people who have continued to live there.
Over the ages, ordinary Moslem.jewish and Christian people
have gathered full vines of Autumn or while taking refuge against the chill of a
January downpour, these stories have been passed on and
embellished for millennia. This volume provides an excellent
guide to a neglected tradition, superbly retold by a sympathetic
In good preloved condition with some yellowing to pages.