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Humanities 2018, 7(1), 6; doi:10.3390/h7010006

Folklore and the Hebrew Bible: Interdisciplinary Engagement and New Directions

Department of Religion, Amherst College, Amherst, MA 01002, USA
Received: 16 November 2017 / Revised: 26 December 2017 / Accepted: 1 January 2018 / Published: 10 January 2018
(This article belongs to the Special Issue The Challenge of Folklore to the Humanities)
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This essay explores the rich interactions between the fields of folklore and biblical studies over the course of the 20th century until the present. The essay argues for the continued relevance of folklore and related fields to an appreciation of ancient Israelite cultures and their artistic inventions. It concludes with several case studies that underscore the fruitful realizations that emerge from this sort of interdisciplinary humanistic work. View Full-Text
Keywords: form-criticism; oral tradition; formula; morphology; typology; social context; performance form-criticism; oral tradition; formula; morphology; typology; social context; performance
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