By Howard Schwartz
Reimagining the Bible collects a dozen essays via Howard Schwartz. jointly the essays current a coherent idea of how during which every one successive section of Jewish literature has drawn upon and reimagined the former ones. The booklet is equipped into 4 sections: the traditional versions; the people culture; Mythic Echoes; and glossy Jewish Literature and the traditional types. inside those divisions, all the essays makes a speciality of a selected style, starting from Torah and Aggadah to Kabbalah, fairy stories, and the trendy Yiddish tales of S.Y. Agnon and Isaac Bashevis Singer.
Arguing the real thesis that there's a continuity in Jewish literature which extends from the Biblical period to our personal times--a interval of over 3,000 years--this assortment additionally serves as a consultant to the heritage of that literature, and to the genres it comprises.
Read Online or Download Reimagining the Bible: The Storytelling of the Rabbis PDF
Similar Mythology Folk Tales books
Each evening for 3 years the vengeful King Shahriyar sleeps with a distinct virgin, executing her the subsequent morning. to finish this brutal trend and to avoid wasting her personal existence, the vizier's daughter, Shahrazad, starts off to inform the king tales of experience, love, riches and sweetness - stories of mystical lands peopled with princes and hunchbacks, the Angel of dying and magical spirits, stories of the voyages of Sindbad, of Ali Baba outwitting a band of 40 thieves and of jinnis trapped in jewelry and in lamps.
Is it strong or undesirable good fortune to say a pig to a fisherman? What does it portend in the event you holiday a double-yolked egg? what number frogs do you want to remedy whooping cough? starting from the widespread to the weird, and together with every little thing from spells and omens to rituals and taboos, this delightfully informative dictionary covers a wide range of renowned superstitions, bearing on nearly each element of human tradition.
Theseus is widely known because the maximum of Athenian heroes. This paintings explores what he intended to the Athenians on the top in their city-state within the 5th century B. C. Assembling fabric that has been scattered in scholarly works, Henry Walker examines the facts for the improvement of the parable and cult of Theseus within the archaic age.
Extra info for Reimagining the Bible: The Storytelling of the Rabbis