A Prelude to Biblical Folklore

Underdogs and Tricksters

Author: Susan Niditch

Publisher: University of Illinois Press

ISBN: 9780252068836

Category: Religion

Page: 186

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Treating Old Testament stories as the product of an oral traditional world, this title sets biblical narrative in a broad cross-cultural context and reveals much about the richness and complexity of the ancient Israelite civilization that produced it.
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Biblical Folklore

Author: Daniel Vincent

Publisher: Concept Publishing Company

ISBN: 9788180693823

Category: Bible

Page: 328

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A Handbook of Biblical Reception in Jewish, European Christian, and Islamic Folklores

A Handbook of Biblical Reception in Jewish, European Christian, and Islamic Folklores

Author: Eric Ziolkowski

Publisher: Walter de Gruyter GmbH & Co KG

ISBN: 3110388685

Category: Religion

Page: 394

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This first volume of a two-volume Handbook treats a challenging, largely neglected subject at the crossroads of several academic fields: biblical studies, reception history of the Bible, and folklore studies or folkloristics. The Handbook examines the reception of the Bible in verbal folklores of different cultures around the globe. This first volume, complete with a general Introduction, focuses on biblically-derived characters, tales, motifs, and other elements in Jewish (Mizrahi, Sephardi, Ashkenazi), Romance (French, Romanian), German, Nordic/Scandinavian, British, Irish, Slavic (East, West, South), and Islamic folkloric traditions. The volume contributes to the understanding of the Hebrew Bible/Old Testament, the New Testament, and various pseudepigraphic and apocryphal scriptures, and to their interpretation and elaboration by folk commentators of different faiths. The book also illuminates the development, artistry, and “migration” of folktales; opens new areas for investigation in the reception history of the Bible; and offers insights into the popular dimensions of Jewish, Christian, and Muslim communities around the globe, especially regarding how the holy scriptures have informed those communities’ popular imaginations.
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Bible Folklore a Study in Comparative Mythology 1884

Author: J. E. Thorold Rogers

Publisher: Kessinger Publishing

ISBN: 9780766128613

Category: Religion

Page: 372

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A study of the Semitic peoples from a critical perspective. It is an attempt to apply the principle of evolution to the history of Hebrew and Christian belief. With charts and appendices. Contents: The legend of the year; Legends of the patriarchs; Twelve tribes; Epic of the Exodus; Legends of the Judges; Elohim and Jehovah; Prophets; Persian period; Messiah; Immortality; Greek and Herodian periods; Essenes; Martyr of Galilee; Ebionites; Pauline Christianity; Egyptian gnosticism; Book of Revelation; Sun-myth in Rome; On nature worship in the bible; Eucharist.
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Holy Writ as Oral Lit

The Bible as Folklore

Author: Alan Dundes

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers

ISBN: 058516584X

Category: Social Science

Page: 176

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This book helps us resolve some of the mysteries and contradictions that evolved during the Bible's pre-written legacy and that persist in the Great Book today. Most biblical scholars acknowledge that both the Old and New Testaments were orally transmitted for decades before appearing in written form. With great reverence for the Bible, Dundes offers a new and exciting way to understand its variant texts. He uses the analytical framework of folklore to unearth and contrast the multiple versions of nearly every major biblical event, including the creation of woman, the flood, the ten commandments (there were once as many as eleven or twelve), the names of the twelve tribes, the naming of the disciples, the Sermon on the Mount, the Lord's Prayer, and the words inscribed on the Cross, among many others.
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Christian Folklore

Saint Nicholas, Saint Veronica, Juan Diego, Wandering Jew, Joseph of Arimathea, Holy Grail, Euphorbia Pulcherrima, Pope Joan, Pres

Author: Source Wikipedia

Publisher: University-Press.org

ISBN: 9781230645056

Category:

Page: 148

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Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. Pages: 147. Chapters: Saint Nicholas, Saint Veronica, Juan Diego, Wandering Jew, Joseph of Arimathea, Holy Grail, Euphorbia pulcherrima, Pope Joan, Prester John, Easter Bunny, Catherine of Alexandria, Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer, Philomena, Holy Lance, Legends surrounding the papacy, Santa Claus, Saint Patrick, Santa Muerte, True Cross, Brendan, List of names for the biblical nameless, Seven Sleepers, Sinterklaas, Mormon folklore, Saint George and the Dragon, Saint Barbara, Salome, Saint Maurice, Santa Claus's reindeer, Christmas gift-bringer, Mrs. Claus, Black Nazarene, Companions of Saint Nicholas, Saint Christopher, Golden Legend, St. Brendan's Island, Father Christmas, Saint Dismas, Fourteen Holy Helpers, Pontius Pilate's wife, Slava, Julian the Hospitaller, Zwarte Piet, Saint Amaro, Christmas elf, Marcellinus and Peter, Walter Johannes Stein, Margaret the Virgin, Silybum marianum, Pre-Christian Alpine traditions, Elucidarium, Le Pere Fouettard, Vasilopita, Tarasque, Titulus Crucis, Christkind, Joulupukki, Chavittu Nadakam, Ding Dong mines, Four Holy Marshals, Knecht Ruprecht, Santa Compana, Soul cake, Hawkstone Grail, Krampus, Holyrood, Caesarius of Africa, Je i ek, Belsnickel, Himmelsbrief, Gestas, Trading of the handkerchief, Celidonius, Romany crucifixion legend, Cain bairns, Petronius, Holy Thorn.
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Library of Congress Subject Headings

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Publisher: N.A

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Library of Congress Subject Headings

Author: Library of Congress. Office for Subject Cataloging Policy

Publisher: N.A

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Christian Folklore

Author: Chummar Choondal

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Christians

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Folklore by the Fireside

Text and Context of the Tuscan Veglia

Author: Alessandro Falassi

Publisher: University of Texas Press

ISBN: 0292772270

Category: Social Science

Page: 400

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For centuries, social life in rural Tuscany has centered around the veglia, an evening gathering of family and friends at the hearth. Folklore by the Fireside is a thorough and insightful study of this custom—from the tales, riddles, lullabies, and folk prayers performed as the small children are put to bed to the courtship songs and dances later in the evening to the anti-veglia male gossip, card games, and protest songs originating in the tavern. Alessandro Falassi skillfully correlates the veglia to the rites of passage and family values of an agrarian society. Although the impact of mass media and other factors has tended to weaken the tradition, even today Tuscan children are taught to behave and adolescents are guided along the conventional path to adulthood, courtship, and marriage through veglia folklore. This is the first work to deal systematically with Tuscan folklore from a semiotic and structural viewpoint and to examine the veglia as a means of handing down traditional values. It is important not only for its careful, detailed description but also for its rigorous methodology and theoretical richness.
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Christian folklore

Author: Bi. Es Talvāḍi

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Christianity

Page: 56

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Politics of Nostalgia in the Arabic Novel

Author: Wen-chin Ouyang

Publisher: Edinburgh University Press

ISBN: 0748655727

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 256

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Explores the work of novelists including Naguib Mahfouz, 'Abd al-Khaliq al-Rikabi, Jamal al-Ghitani, Ben Salem Himmich, Ali Mubarak, Adonis, Mahmoud Darwish and Nizar Qabbani to show how the development of the Arabic novel has created a politics of nostal
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Smooth Words

Women, Proverbs, and Performance in Biblical Wisdom

Author: Carole Fontaine

Publisher: A&C Black

ISBN: 0567120023

Category: Religion

Page: 310

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This book explores the social roles of women as portrayed within the book of Proverbs, as well as the character archetypes and patriarchal ideologies which undergird the sages' portrayal. Using feminist folklore methodologies and performance studies, the author explores an alternative paradigm for understanding women's relationship to wisdom traditions in the ancient near east, using parallel texts, later midrash and extrabiblical re-presentations of biblical women associated with wisdom. The author demonstrates that women were culturally authorized 'performers' of the family based wisdom traditions of teaching, economic problem solving, and care giving, and that these roles provided them with a platform to use their acknowledged wisdom in public roles.
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Text and tradition

the Hebrew Bible and folklore

Author: Susan Niditch

Publisher: Scholars Pr

ISBN: N.A

Category: Religion

Page: 261

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Mothers on the Margin?

The Significance of the Women in Matthew's Genealogy

Author: E. Anne Clements

Publisher: Wipf and Stock Publishers

ISBN: 1630877867

Category: Religion

Page: 310

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The Gospel of Matthew opens with a patrilineal genealogy of Jesus that intriguingly includes five women: Tamar, Rahab, Ruth, "she of Uriah," and Mary. In a gospel that has a strongly Jewish and male-orientated outlook, why are women incorporated? In particular, why include these four Old Testament women alongside Mary? Rejecting traditional as well as feminist views, Anne Clements undertakes a close literary reading of the narratives to discern how each woman is characterized and presented. All are significant scriptural figures on the margins of Israelite society. From this intertextual world established by Matthew, Clements explores why Matthew may have named these women in the opening genealogy and what implications their inclusion may have for the ongoing gospel narrative. Mothers on the Margin? argues that Matthew's Gospel contains a counter narrative focused on women. The presence of the five women in the genealogy indicates that the birth of the Messiah will bring about a crisis in Israel's identity in terms of ethnicity, marginality, and gender. The women signal that Matthew's Gospel is concerned with the construal of a new identity for the people of God.
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Power and Marginality in the Abraham Narrative - Second Edition

Author: Hemchand Gossai

Publisher: Wipf and Stock Publishers

ISBN: 1630878022

Category: Religion

Page: 168

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Who will speak for Hagar or Isaac or Sarah or the daughters of Lot? With an interpretive trajectory that moves from the margin to the center, this book gives voice to the marginalized and voiceless in the Abraham Narratives. Further, this approach is based on the premise that there is a continuum of power in the various characters in these narratives and that the most powerful are those who are lodged at the center while those with the least power are on the margin or beyond. The intent of this study is to direct and perhaps re-direct our attention to the text and with fresh eyes seek a sometimes radical realignment of roles and power. It is true that many of the characters focused on in this book are women. This is not, however, only a book about women, though clearly women are the principal characters on the margin.
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Abingdon Old Testament Commentaries: Esther

Author: Linda M. Day

Publisher: Abingdon Press

ISBN: 142676006X

Category: Religion

Page: 177

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The Abingdon Old Testament Commentaries provide compact, critical commentaries on the books of the Old Testament for the use of theological students and pastors. The commentaries are also useful for upper-level college or university students and for those responsible for teaching in congregational settings. In addition to providing basic information and insights into the Old Testament writings, these commentaries exemplify the tasks and procedures of careful interpretation, to assist students of the Old Testament in coming to an informed and critical engagement with the biblical texts themselves. In this commentary, Day addresses both perennial and contemporary concerns pertinent to the book of Esther. Attention is given to literary, linguistic, and thematic features of the biblical text. Day considers the book of Esther with an eye to concerns of gender and ethnicity, as well as the theological concerns raised by divine absence in the story.
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Christian Folklore

Author: Porter Tenenbaum

Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform

ISBN: 9781518898860

Category:

Page: 404

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Christian folklore makes up much of the traditional art, literature, knowledge, and practices that are passed on in large part through oral communication and example throughout Europe in the middle ages and persisting to this day.
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Was Achilles a Jew?

Hebraic Contributions to Greek Civilization

Author: Larry S. Milner

Publisher: Xlibris Corporation

ISBN: 1465333150

Category: History

Page: 519

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Significant interest has always existed about the origin of Classic Greek culture, but despite the long-standing attention, scholars continue to disagree on where this amazing civilization got its start. The Mycenaeans were the earliest Greek-speaking people on the mainland, but the country entered a Dark Age following the end of the Trojan War, and in the Archaic Age which followed, the fundamentals of Greek political and literary thought suddenly emerged, without a clear source of derivation. Historians have sometimes given credit to the Egyptians, Phoenicians, or other Eastern civilizations for this evolution, but no serious consideration has been given to the ancient Hebrews, despite the fact that the Exodus from Egypt took place during the Late Bronze Age, when Mycenae was at its peak of influence in the Mediterranean Basin. In Was Achilles a Jew? Hebraic Origins to Greek Civilization, Dr. Larry Milner argues that a group of Hebrews devoted to the traditions of the patriarchs left the Exodus following the parricidal reprisals instituted by Moses during the modification of Judaism into a monotheistic faith, and migrated to Mycenae, where they became immersed into Mycenaean culture, taking part in the Trojan War. His analysis provides the most persuasive argument to date about where the Eastern influence in Greece was generated.
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