A Prelude to Biblical Folklore

Underdogs and Tricksters

Author: Susan Niditch

Publisher: University of Illinois Press

ISBN: 9780252068836

Category: Religion

Page: 186

View: 1718

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

View: 5724

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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

View: 3836

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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Bible Folklore a Study in Comparative Mythology 1884

Author: J. E. Thorold Rogers

Publisher: Kessinger Publishing

ISBN: 9780766128613

Category: Religion

Page: 372

View: 2372

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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Christian Folklore

Author: Porter Tenenbaum

Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform

ISBN: 9781518898860

Category:

Page: 404

View: 2397

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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Folklore and the Hebrew Bible

Author: Susan Niditch

Publisher: Wipf and Stock Publishers

ISBN: 1592447686

Category: Religion

Page: 128

View: 6731

In recent scholarship, the field of folklore studies has gained a new acceptance among biblical scholars even though introductory texts in the area are not available. This book aims to fill that gap by presenting the modern field of folklore, providing case studies of its application to biblical texts (Gen. 3; Ex. 12; 'mashal'), including useful suggestions for further work in the area, and making the field of folklore studies accessible to students of the Hebrew Bible.
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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

View: 1466

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Folklore and the Hebrew Bible

Author: Susan Niditch

Publisher: Wipf and Stock Publishers

ISBN: 1592447686

Category: Religion

Page: 128

View: 6328

In recent scholarship, the field of folklore studies has gained a new acceptance among biblical scholars even though introductory texts in the area are not available. This book aims to fill that gap by presenting the modern field of folklore, providing case studies of its application to biblical texts (Gen. 3; Ex. 12; 'mashal'), including useful suggestions for further work in the area, and making the field of folklore studies accessible to students of the Hebrew Bible.
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The Dictionary of the Bible and Ancient Media

Author: Tom Thatcher,Chris Keith,Raymond F. Person, Jr.,Elsie R. Stern

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 0567678377

Category: Religion

Page: 504

View: 3712

The Dictionary of the Bible and Ancient Media is a convenient and authoritative reference tool, introducing specific terms and concepts helpful to the study of the Bible and related literature in ancient communications culture. Since the early 1980s, biblical scholars have begun to explore the potentials of interdisciplinary theories of oral tradition, oral performance, personal and collective memory, ancient literacy and scribality, visual culture and ritual. Over time these theories have been combined with considerations of critical and exegetical problems in the study of the Bible, the history of Israel, Christian origins, and rabbinics. The Dictionary of the Bible and Ancient Media responds to the rapid growth of the field by providing a source of reference that offers clear definitions, and in-depth discussions of relevant terms and concepts, and the relationships between them. The volume begins with an overview of 'ancient media studies' and a brief history of research to orient the reader to the field and the broader research context of the book, with individual entries on terms and topics commonly encountered in studies of the Bible in ancient media culture. Each entry defines the term/ concept under consideration, then offers more sustained discussion of the topic, paying particular attention to its relevance for the study of the Bible and related literature
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Comedy and Feminist Interpretation of the Hebrew Bible

A Subversive Collaboration

Author: Melissa Jackson

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0199656770

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 285

View: 9927

This book explores the Hebrew Bible for evidence of comedy and further asks how reading the Hebrew Bible through a comic "lens" might positively inform feminist interpretation. The exploration is conducted with a number of Hebrew Bible narratives, all of which prominently involve female characters.
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Christian Folklore

Author: Chummar Choondal

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Christians

Page: N.A

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A Biblical Theology of Exile

Author: Daniel L. Smith-Christopher

Publisher: Fortress Press

ISBN: 9781451405798

Category: Religion

Page: 209

View: 3391

The Christian church continues to seek ethical and spiritual models from the period of Israel's monarchy and has avoided the gravity of the Babylonian exile. Against this tradition, the author argues that the period of focus for the canonical construction of biblical thought is precisely the exile. Here the voices of dissent arose and articulated words of truth in the context of failed power.
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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

View: 323

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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Christian folklore

Author: Bi. Es Talvāḍi

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Christianity

Page: 56

View: 8244

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Handbook on Biblical Reception in the World's Folklores

Author: Eric Ziolkowski

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9783110286717

Category:

Page: 430

View: 7857

The aim of this volume is to provide its readers with wholly original, cutting-edge studies of the reception of the Bible in the various major folkloristic traditions in the world. Some of the categories are based upon linguistic/cultural groups or upon geographical regions and others in a combination of the first two. Therefore the focus is on biblically-derived characters, themes, motifs, tales, and other elements in Jewish, Islamic, British, Nordic/Scandinavian, Baltic, Slavic, Euro-American, African American, Latin American traditions as well as Romance languages, Germanic languages, and the traditions of indigenous peoples of the Americas and Africa.This Handbook is intended for scholars of the Bible, religion, folklore, and literature as well as for a wider, general audience.
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Studies in Biblical and Jewish Folklore

Author: Raphael Patai,Francis Lee Utley,Dov Noy

Publisher: Ardent Media

ISBN: 9780838316658

Category: Social Science

Page: 374

View: 6519

A gathering of 16 articles. The subjects include The Significance of Near Eastern Folklore, Jewish Folklore & Jewish Tradition, Jewish-American Dialect Stories on Tape, The Americanization of Passover, The Musical Vocabulary of Ashkenazic Hazanim, Some Aspects of Comparative Jewish Folksong, Jewish Beliefs & Popular Customs in Los Angeles, & Biblical Folklore.
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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

View: 971

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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Jewish Folklore

An Annotated Bibliography

Author: Eli Yassif

Publisher: New York : Garland

ISBN: N.A

Category: Jews

Page: 341

View: 5525

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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

View: 3871

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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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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