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Holy writ as oral lit : the Bible as folklore

Author: Alan Dundes
Publisher: Lanham, Md. : Rowman & Littlefield, ©1999.
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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
Electronic books
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Dundes, Alan.
Holy writ as oral lit.
Lanham, Md. : Rowman & Littlefield, ©1999
(DLC) 98042449
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Alan Dundes
ISBN: 058516584X 9780585165844
OCLC Number: 44963913
Reproduction Notes: Electronic reproduction. [S.l.] : HathiTrust Digital Library, 2010. MiAaHDL
Description: 1 online resource (vii, 131 pages)
Details: Master and use copy. Digital master created according to Benchmark for Faithful Digital Reproductions of Monographs and Serials, Version 1. Digital Library Federation, December 2002.
Contents: Holy writ as oral lit: the Bible as folklore --
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.
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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