Holy Writ as Oral Lit: The Bible as Folklore

Holy Writ as Oral Lit: The Bible as Folklore #2020

Holy Writ as Oral Lit The Bible as Folklore Might there be than Ten Commandments Applying the analytical framework of folklore Dundes anthropology and folklore U of California Berkeley seeks to comprehend variant versions of biblical narrativ
  • Title: Holy Writ as Oral Lit: The Bible as Folklore
  • Author: Alan Dundes
  • ISBN: 9780847691982
  • Page: 207
  • Format: Paperback
  • Might there be than Ten Commandments Applying the analytical framework of folklore, Dundes anthropology and folklore, U of California Berkeley seeks to comprehend variant versions of biblical narratives Annotation c by Book News, Inc Portland, Or.
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    Folklore is, first of all, not a synonym for error or fallacy, as in the common phrase That s just folklore Too bad The schadenfruende in me was hoping this book would say the bible was fallacious All in all though, this was a fairly interesting read and all the believable in its points because it takes such a measured, academic approach.I came upon this book by watching a very low budget documentary I probably would not recommend The God That Wasn t There that featured this author as an expert [...]

    I gave this five stars, but I probably overshot the mark If I had to rank this book purely on scholarship, I would have put it around 3 stars So why the 5 stars Well, I like Alan Dundes and respect him as a scholar and innovator in folklore studies, and so my rating has to do with the man and his overall work than this particular book I confess it It s a biased rating However, this book raises very interesting issues, demonstrating the multiplicity of specific narratives in the biblical texts i [...]

    I also learned about this book through the documentary that can be found on netflix I ve forgotten the name of the documentary but I enjoyed it The idea that the bible is a collection of folklores intrigued me and so here I am reviewing a book that argues that the bible is indeed a collection of folktales This book gives a great argument that the bible is a collection of oral stories It is nothing than a book full of folklores This book is an easy read and keeps you interested in the informatio [...]

    I liked the book, but it did not really teach me something I did not know already something that the author s wife feared from the beginning.However, I think that the work of collecting all this nonsense, repetitions, mistakes, and contradictions in the bible to show that it is indeed a result of oral traditions and folklore, and putting them together for the reader, is remarkable and requires a lot of knowledge about that book, not to mention a lot of attention and memory Of course, the fact th [...]

    Dundes introduction to reading the judeo christian bible as a compilation of folklore traditions One of his theses is that the oral transmission, of both Old and New Test s, continued much later than other scholars claim He feels that only a short line of written texts need to have existed prior to the codification currently known Therefore, most variation, repetition, and copying error are due to differences in strains of oral tradition than literary tradition Also contains a nice discussion of [...]

    This was a very accessible publication by an author that is best know for his scholarship I was very happy to see that he was able to forge a work that could easily be understood by the masses It is not easy for scholars to express themselves in ways that laypersons can grasp this book was primarily an enlightening diversion It contained plenty of examples relating to the primary assertion of the book namely that the Bible started off as a work of oral tradition which was eventually committed to [...]

    VERY INTERESTING ANOTHER WAY TO APPROACH THE BIBLE FOR BETTER UNDERSTANDING THE ROLE OF ORAL TRANSMISSION IS NOT USUALLY GIVEN MUCH PLAY OR CREDENCE, ALTHO MUCH OF THE BIBLE, BOTH THE HEBREW SCRIPTURES AND THE NEW TESTAMENT, WAS BASED ON ORAL TRADITION ANOTHER FASCINATING FACET OF BIBLE STUDY.

    The bigger theme taken on by the book is the way that oral and written transmission interact with one another.

    While I enjoyed this book enough to give it for stars, I also found it to be rather repetitive Admittedly, I did not need much convincing that the Xian bible was folklore

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