The Carpet of Solomon: A Hebrew Legend
Pantheon Books, 1966 - 57 pagine
King Solomon is tricked into coveting a magic carpet created by Ashmodai, King of the Demons. At Solomon's command, the carpet carries him to the ends of the earth. Seeing the lands rush by, Solomon forgets the humility of his fathers and declares himself as powerful as God. At that moment, he is plunged into a series of adventures that prove to him the limits of his human power and the right course of humility before God.
abyss arms arrow Ashmodai beard began Benaiah beneath blasphemy brows burst camel captain CARPET OF SOLOMON castle chief market place city of Jerusalem climb clouds courtiers cried crown Demons door eagle spoke earth elephant Elmoni emerald exclaimed face fear feathers feet gazed gems glittered golden guard hands head helpless hidden howdah huge hurried Ish-Kishor Sulamith ISRAEL LIBRARY BOSTON Jerusalem jewels King Solomon King's eyes King's garment lively black Lord magic carpet merchant mighty King mountain observed that Amdiah opened his eyes palace palm palm trees pieces of gold quiver robe rolling rushing sank servants silent silken cushions sixty thousand pieces slowly Solomon arose Solomon at last Solomon leaned Solomon looked Solomon stepped back Solomon's heart speck of dust stag stone stood stopped suddenly TEMPLE ISRAEL LIBRARY terrace thee thou three oil jars tower turned UNIVERSITY OF MICHIGAN vanish voice walls wind wisdom yellow rubies young prince