[By special permission of Dr. Cyrus Adler, Editor of The Jewish Quarterly Review, we reproduce a portion of the extensive review of Ginzberg's “Legends of the Jews” written by Dr. Bernhard Heller of Budapest for that Quarterly (April, 1934).
An important work on the subject has recently appeared by D. Sidersky, Les Origines des Légendes musulmanes dans le Coran et dans la Vie des Prophètes, Paris, 1933. Our readers who desire to follow this interesting discussion will find additional references in the footnotes and in the Quarterly mentioned. The references in the text are to the larger work of Ginzberg. Editor].