By Eric Ziolkowski
This first quantity of a two-volume guide treats a tough, principally missed topic on the crossroads of numerous educational fields: religious study, reception heritage of the Bible, and folklore stories or folkloristics. The guide examines the reception of the Bible in verbal folklores of alternative cultures all over the world. this primary quantity, whole with a normal creation, specializes in biblically-derived characters, stories, motifs, and different parts in Jewish (Mizrahi, Sephardi, Ashkenazi), Romance (French, Romanian), German, Nordic/Scandinavian, British, Irish, Slavic (East, West, South), and Islamic folkloric traditions. the amount contributes to the certainty of the Hebrew Bible/Old testomony, the recent testomony, and numerous pseudepigraphic and apocryphal scriptures, and to their interpretation and elaboration via folks commentators of alternative faiths. The e-book additionally illuminates the advance, artistry, and “migration” of folktales; opens new components for research within the reception heritage of the Bible; and provides insights into the preferred dimensions of Jewish, Christian, and Muslim groups worldwide, specially relating to how the holy scriptures have expert these groups’ renowned imaginations.
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