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Myth, legend and custom in the Old Testament

Theodor H. Gaster

Myth, legend and custom in the Old Testament

a comparative study with chapters from Sir James G. Frazer"s Folklore in the Old Testament.

by Theodor H. Gaster

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Published by Duckworth in London .
Written in English


The Physical Object
Pagination899p.
Number of Pages899
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Open LibraryOL15170920M
ISBN 100715605070
OCLC/WorldCa650345628

MYTH AND HISTORY IN THE BOOK OF EXODUS Robert Luyster The position we shall endeavour to defend Precisely what historical foundation underlies the events recounted in the Book of Exodus has long been a subject of awordathought.com: Robert Luyster. Probably both names are survivals from earlier Canaanite, which reflect Canaanite sun worship before Israel settled the land. This has led some to interpret the Samson story as a solar myth. However, this interpretation cannot be sustained (see Gaster, Myth, Legend and .

Myth and Legend of Ancient Israel by Angelo Rappoport and Raphael Patai, Myth, Legend, and Custom in the Old Testament by Theodor H. Gaster, Harper & Row, The New Jewish Encyclopedia ed. by David Bridger, Behrman House, Inc., NY, Tales of the Hasidim by Martin Buber, Schocken, New York, 2 volumes, OT scholars use the term ‘legend’ to designate stories as a literary type without regard for historicity. Since most such stories, especially those in the Pentateuch, have acquired their form through a long process of oral tradition, they are often non‐historical as they come down to us, but they are not imaginative fairy awordathought.com some cases ‘legends’ are the accounts of individuals.

The religion of early Greece exhibits customs and rituals which bear an amazing correspondence to the religion of the Hebrew Old Testament. Can all of this be just a coincidence, or is there a connection? Here is the interesting evidence. We began our series in part one with a look at the Old Testament roots of Norse mythology. Theodor H. Gaster, Myth, Legend, and Custom in the Old Testament (New York: Harper & Row, ). An updating of Frazer’s classic work. Louis Ginzberg, Legends of the Jews (see above). Hermann Gunkel, The Folktale in the Old Testament (trans. Michael D. Rutter; Sheffield: Almond Press, ).


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Myth, Legend, and Custom in the Old Testament, Vol. 2 by Gaster, Theodor H. and a great selection of related books, art and collectibles available now at awordathought.com Myth, legend, and custom in the Old Testament: a comparative study with chapters from Sir James G.

Frazer's Folklore in the Old Testament. on awordathought.com *FREE* shipping on qualifying offers. ASIN: BH9A7G4 Title: Myth, legend, and custom in the Old Testament: a comparative study with chapters from Sir James G. Frazer's Folklore in the Old Testament.5/5(1).

Oct 01,  · Myth, Legend, and Custom in the Old Testament: A comparative study, with chapters from Sir James G. Frazer's 'Folklore in the Old Testament' [Theodor H.

Gaster, James G. Frazer] on awordathought.com *FREE* shipping on qualifying offers. Hardcover with dust jacket. Dust jacket is edge chipped and scuffed; covered with mylar. Damp stained to edges of leaves.5/5(1). This abridgment was of Frazer's twelve-volume third edition of his opus, which Frazer himself had abridged into one volume in Gaster's final major work, the two-volume tome Myth, Legend, and Custom in the Old Testament (), was similarly an abridgement and updating of Frazer's Folk-lore in the Old Testament.

Dec 26,  · Myth, legend, and custom in the Old Testament; a comparative study with chapters from Sir James G. Frazer's Folklore in the Old Testament by Gaster, Theodor Herzl, ; Frazer, James George, Sir, Folk-lore in the Old TestamentPages: Get this from a library.

Myth, legend, and custom in the Old Testament: a comparative study with chapters from Sir James G. Frazer's Folklore in the Old Testament. [Theodor Herzl. Myth, Legend and Custom in the Old Testament: A Comparative Study (Volume 2) by Gaster, Theodore Herze and a great selection of related books, art and collectibles available now at awordathought.com Buy Myth, legend, and custom in the Old Testament: A comparative study with chapters from Sir James G.

Frazer's 'Folklore in the Old Testament' (Torchbooks) by Theodor Herzl Gaster (ISBN: ) from Amazon's Book Store. Everyday low prices and free delivery on eligible orders.5/5(2). As Peter would tell us, these are not myths; they are the reports of people who have been visited by the holy God.

Whatever the Bible is, it is not a myth. John N. Oswalt. Bibliography. Childs, Myth and Reality in the Old Testament; T. Gaster, Myth, Legend and Custom in the Old Testament; G. Stahlin, TDNT, MYTH, LEGEND, AND CUSTOM IN THE OLD TESTAMENT. GET WEEKLY BOOK RECOMMENDATIONS: Email Address Subscribe.

Tweet. KIRKUS REVIEW. This massive compendium bears the subtitle, ""A comparative study with chapters from Folklore in the Old Testament by J. Frazer."" The subtitle explains both the origin and the character of the work. Oct 01,  · I have read right through his pages (including the detailed bibliographies) with enormous profit.

This is the raw material of a really important book, and I hope that one day Gaster will write it. 1 Myth, Legend, and Custom in the Old Testament, Harper & Row, pp., $ Click to read more about Myth, legend, and custom in the Old Testament; a comparative study with chapters from Sir James G.

Frazer's Folklore in the Old Testament by Theodor Herzl Gaster. LibraryThing is a cataloging and social networking site for booklovers4/5.

Myth, legend, and custom in the Old Testament; a comparative study with chapters from Sir James G. Frazer's Folklore in the Old Testament Harper & Row (English distributor Gerald Duckworth New York, N.Y Australian/Harvard Citation.

Gaster, Theodor H. & Frazer, James George. Rejects the view that myth is a feature of polytheism and foreign to monotheism of the Hebrew Bible and Judaism. Gaster, Theodor H. Myth, Legend, and Custom in the Old Testament. A Comparative Study with Chapters from Sir James G.

Frazer’s Folklore in the Old Testament. New. Entry for 'Myth' - Baker's Evangelical Dictionary of Biblical Theology - One of 28 Bible dictionaries freely available, this dictioanry connects all Old Testament and New Testament content on.

Feb 07,  · Among his other popular works were "Oldest Stories in the World," "The New Golden Bough," "Thespis," "Myth, Legend and Custom in the Old Author: Ari L. Goldman. The Hebrew prophets had to struggle against the nature gods' popularity, and Jewish mythology reflects this struggle.

Karen Armstrong sees the creation myth of Genesis 1 as being something composed to do just this -- "as a poised, calm polemic against the old belligerent cosmogonies", particularly the Babylonian cosmogonic myth.

his recent Myth, Legend and Custom in the Old Testament: ‘I have had no help from colleagues in preparing this book, and have indeed been constrained, over these long years, to plow a lonely furrow.’ What has tended to happen is that Old Testament scholars, who generally have only a limited knowledge of folklore studies, rely largely.

Understanding Genres and Literary Forms As mentioned previously, the Bible is composed of many individual books—a library of books. The types of books in the Bible vary one from the other. The writing style of each book is different and there can even be a variety of literary forms within one book.

Dec 10,  · Myth #2: The books of the Bible were arbitrarily chosen. I’ll call this second myth The DaVinci Code myth (even though the first myth showed up in that book as well). The story goes something like this: during the first two centuries AD, there were hundreds of Christian documents being used in churches.

Old Testament, Book of Genesis In the Old Testament, the book of Genesis, when Noah is years old, he and his three sons see the people of the world becoming violent and wicked.

God warns that he will send a flood that will cover the whole world and Noah should build .Mar 25,  · Some Early Hebrew Legends some of its most interesting and affecting portions.

Some of the earlier sections of the Old Testament, such as Genesis, it is clear, had been matters of popular tradition for a great length of time before their final collection and commitment to writing.

Such a myth is clearly indicated, in the reference to.Ogyges is possibly the namesake for the phantom island Ogygia, mentioned in Homer's Odyssey. Another possibility for the island is the Niobid named Ogygia. The historian Josephus mentions Ogyges as the name of the oak by which the Hebrew patriarch Abram dwelt while he lived near Hebron.