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The Bible in folklore worldwide : a handbook of biblical reception in Jewish, European Christian, and Islamic folklores

Author: Eric Ziolkowski
Publisher: Berlin : De Gruyter, 2017. ©2017
Series: Handbooks of the Bible and its reception, 1.1.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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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  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Folklore
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Bible in folklore worldwide.
Berlin : De Gruyter, [2017]
(OCoLC)1005610315
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Eric Ziolkowski
ISBN: 9783110286724 3110286726 9783110286717 3110286718
OCLC Number: 1002109106
Description: 1 online resource (xvi, 378 pages) : illustrations : maps.
Contents: Jewish (Misrahi) / Yosef Tobi --
Jewish (Sephardi) Tamar Alexander --
Jewish (Ashkenazi influences) / Vered Tohar --
Romance (French and Romanian) Nicolae Babuts --
German / Christa Agnes Tuczay --
Nordic/Scandinavian / Tracey R. Sands --
British and Irish / Anthony Swindell --
East Slavic / Roberta Reeder --
West Slavic / Margaret Ziolkowski --
South Slavic / Florentina Badalanova Geller --
Islamic / S.R. Burge.
Series Title: Handbooks of the Bible and its reception, 1.1.
Responsibility: edited by Eric Ziolkowski.

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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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