A Handbook of Biblical Reception in Jewish, European Christian, and Islamic Folklores

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Eric Ziolkowski
Walter de Gruyter GmbH & Co KG, 21. aug. 2017 - 394 sider

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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Innhold

Introduction
1
1 Jewish Mizrahi
43
2 Jewish Sephardi
61
3 Jewish Ashkenazi Influences
87
4 Romance French and Romanian
111
5 German
133
6 NordicScandinavian
157
7 British and Irish
183
8 East Slavic
211
9 West Slavic
229
10 South Slavic
253
11 Islamic
307
Contributors
331
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Eric Ziolkowski, Lafayette College, Easton, PA, U.S.A.

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