Holy Writ as Oral Lit: The Bible as Folklore / Edition 1 available in Paperback
With great reverence for the Bible, Dundes offers a new and exciting way to resolve some of the mysteries and contradictions that evolved during the Bible's pre-written legacy and that persists today. Using his expert knowledge of folklore, Dundes unearths and contracts multiple versions of nearly every major biblical event, including the creation of women, the flood, the ten commandments, the Sermon on the Mount, the Lord's Prayer, and the inscription on the Cross.
|Publisher:||Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, Inc.|
|Edition description:||New Edition|
|Product dimensions:||6.04(w) x 9.04(h) x 0.45(d)|
About the Author
Alan Dundes is known as one of the world's leading authorities on folklore. In more than 30 books he has unveiled the meanings in the oral traditions of many cultures. He lives in Berkeley, where he is professor of anthropology and folklore at the University of California.
Table of Contents
Chapter 1 What Is Folklore? Chapter 2 Written Folklore Chapter 3 Previous Studies of Folklore and the Bible Chapter 4 The Bible as Folklore: Variation in Number, Name and Sequence Chapter 5 Variation in Number Chapter 6 Variation in Name Chapter 7 Variation in Sequence Chapter 8 More Duplicate Texts Chapter 9 The Ten Commandments Chapter 10 The Lord’s Prayer Chapter 11 Still More Duplicate Texts Chapter 12 Conclusion Chapter 13 Bibliography Chapter 14 Index