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Holy writ as oral lit : the Bible as folklore

Author: Alan Dundes
Publisher: Lanham, Md. : Rowman & Littlefield, ©1999.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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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  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Criticism, interpretation, etc
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Dundes, Alan.
Holy writ as oral lit.
Lanham, Md. : Rowman & Littlefield, ©1999
(OCoLC)608130894
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Alan Dundes
ISBN: 0847691977 9780847691975 0847691985 9780847691982
OCLC Number: 39849484
Description: vii, 131 pages ; 24 cm
Contents: What Is Folklore? --
Written Folklore --
Previous Studies of Folklore and the Bible --
Variation in Number, Name, and Sequence --
More Duplicate Texts --
The Ten Commandments --
The Lord's Prayer --
Still More Duplicate Texts --
Conclusion.
Other Titles: Bible as folklore
Responsibility: Alan Dundes.

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Most biblical scholars believe that both the Old and New Testaments were orally transmitted for decades before appearing in written form. This study uses the analytical framework of folklore to  Read more...

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In the most recent of Dundes's three important contributions to the study of religion. It is our good fortune that this most eminent of American anthropologists and folklorists well known for his Read more...

 
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