Holy Writ as Oral Lit: The Bible as Folklore

Forside
Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, 1999 - 131 sider
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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The Bible as Folklore
1
What Is Folklore?
2
Written Folklore
5
Previous Studies of Folklore and the Bible
9
Variation in Number Name and Sequence
21
Variation in Name
37
Variation in Sequence
53
More Duplicate Texts
63
The Ten Commandments
96
The Lords Prayer
103
Still More Duplicate Texts
105
Conclusion
111
Bibliography
119
Index
127
About the Author
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Anthropologist and folklorist Alan Dundes was born in 1934 in New York City. He received his BA in English in 1955 and his MAT in English in 1958, both from Yale University. He received his Ph.D in Folklore from Indiana University in 1962 and in 1963 he joined the teaching staff at the University of California, Berkley. He wrote over 250 journal articles and12 books and co-wrote more than 20 other books. In 1993, he became the first American to win the Pitre Prize's Sigillo d'Oro, which is an international life-time achievement award in folklore and ethnography. He died of a heart attack on March 30, 2004 at the age of 70.

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