The arrangement and presentation of the material in this
volume are the same as in Volume I. In both my efforts
have been directed to bringing together as full as possible
a collection of Jewish legends that deal with Biblical personages
and events. The sources of those legends and explanations
of some of them will be given in the last volume
of the entire work, and the numbers throughout the work
refer to the notes in the concluding volume.

My original intention was to continue Volume II up to the
death of Moses, but the legendary material clustering around
the life and death of Moses is so abundant that practical
considerations demanded the division of this material, in order

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