Collins. The Wisdom of Israel

Today's free book is The Wisdom of Israel, being Extracts from the Babylonian Talmud and Midrash Rabboth by Edwin Collins. For the table of contents, check at the bottom of this post below the image.

The book is available at Sacred Texts,  Internet Archive, Hathi Trust, and Google Books. The links below are to the Sacred Texts edition online.


Introduction
Why God Permits Idolatry
The Lamp that Goes Out when its Light is Done, and the Figs that are Gathered in their Due Season
The Labourers in the Vineyard
The Likeness of a Palm-Tree
The Tutor and the Naughty Princeling
Those Nearest
The Heritage of the Unborn Prince
The Traveller and the Tree in the Desert
Better Feed the Poor than Entertain the Angels
The Sand, and the Furnace that Purifies
The Stars are not envious!
The King Talks with all His Servants, Small and Great
The Pavilion of the King's Daughter
The Greedy Prince: The Vine is not Watered with Wine
The Potter and his Wares: The Trials of the Righteous
The Education of the Prince
The Induction Robe of the Elder
The King and the Weary Travellers: The Righteous know what is in Store
Equality of all Before God: and the Parable of a Princess Attacked by Robbers
The Father and his Son: The Bath and the Ocean
The Tutor who Corrupted the King's Son
The After-Life, and the Banquet of the King
Many Mansions in the Life to Come
The Labourers in the Garden
The Old Man and the Acorn
The Wise and the Foolish Guests at the King's Feast
The Briar Rose that Saved the Trees
The Two Pilots
R. Judah as Prototype of the Ancient Mariner
The Likeness of the King
Revelations of Mercy and of Punishment
The Citizen Married to the King's Daughter
The Father's Voice
The Parable of the Two Ships
The Child who Questioned though Carried by his Father
The King's Son without Rations
The Poor Woman's Mite
He who Reproacheth the Poor Insults his Maker
The Voiceless Deeps that Praise the Lord: The Parable of the Mutes who Praised the King

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