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<b>Introduction</b>

MICHAEL FISHBANE

in Biblical Myth and Rabbinic Mythmaking

Published in print June 2003 | ISBN: 9780198267331
Published online January 2005 | e-ISBN: 9780191602078 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/0198267339.003.0001
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This introductory chapter begins with an exploration of the concept of myth and the influence of Greek myths on Jewish culture. It then explains the typological approach used to examine the texts in this book, as well as the principles of evaluation and analysis that will guide the present study. The tradition and transmission of myth, the place of myth in biblical scripture, and the role of Scripture in Jewish myth and mythmaking are discussed.

Keywords: monotheistic myths; Greek; Jewish culture; scripture; mythopoesis

Chapter.  14071 words. 

Subjects: Biblical Studies

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