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By Eric Ziolkowski

This first quantity of a two-volume guide treats a hard, principally missed topic on the crossroads of numerous educational fields: religious study, reception historical past of the Bible, and folklore stories or folkloristics. The instruction manual examines the reception of the Bible in verbal folklores of alternative cultures around the world. this primary quantity, whole with a normal advent, makes a speciality of 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 hot testomony, and numerous pseudepigraphic and apocryphal scriptures, and to their interpretation and elaboration by way of folks commentators of other faiths. The booklet additionally illuminates the advance, artistry, and “migration” of folktales; opens new parts for research within the reception historical past of the Bible; and provides insights into the preferred dimensions of Jewish, Christian, and Muslim groups all over the world, particularly relating to how the holy scriptures have educated these groups’ well known imaginations.

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