A Handbook of Biblical Reception in Jewish, European by Eric Ziolkowski

By Eric Ziolkowski

This first quantity of a two-volume instruction manual treats a hard, mostly missed topic on the crossroads of numerous educational fields: bible study, reception historical past of the Bible, and folklore experiences or folkloristics. The instruction manual examines the reception of the Bible in verbal folklores of other cultures around the world. this primary quantity, entire with a normal advent, specializes in biblically-derived characters, stories, motifs, and different components 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 recent testomony, and diverse pseudepigraphic and apocryphal scriptures, and to their interpretation and elaboration through people commentators of other faiths. The booklet additionally illuminates the advance, artistry, and “migration” of folktales; opens new parts for research within the reception heritage of the Bible; and provides insights into the preferred dimensions of Jewish, Christian, and Muslim groups worldwide, specifically concerning how the holy scriptures have trained these groups’ renowned imaginations.

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