God and the Gods: Myths of the Bible by Walter Beltz
Creating a unique picture of the perfect man, the myths of the Bible are a deeply influential part of our cultural heritage.
Here Walter Beltz takes the Judaeo-Christian myths independently of their immediate religious connotations, and gives us a fascinating study in the tradition of Robert Graves's Greek Myths. Sketching the Old and New Testament stories, he explores and explains their origins: relating them to earlier religions and myths, to political events, to writings and tales outside the canon; drawing on his knowledge of Hebrew, Greek and Latin, as well as on a vast body of learning and scholarship.
Cover Illustration: Mike Depmsey