By Eric Ziolkowski

This first quantity of a two-volume instruction manual treats a difficult, principally overlooked topic on the crossroads of a number of educational fields: religious study, reception historical past of the Bible, and folklore reports or folkloristics. The instruction manual examines the reception of the Bible in verbal folklores of alternative cultures world wide. this primary quantity, entire with a normal creation, makes a speciality of 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 quantity contributes to the certainty of the Hebrew Bible/Old testomony, the hot testomony, and diverse pseudepigraphic and apocryphal scriptures, and to their interpretation and elaboration through people commentators of other faiths. The publication additionally illuminates the advance, artistry, and “migration” of folktales; opens new parts for research within the reception background of the Bible; and provides insights into the preferred dimensions of Jewish, Christian, and Muslim groups around the world, specifically concerning how the holy scriptures have proficient these groups’ well known imaginations.

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