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The <i>Eliezer bar Nathan Chronicle</i>

Robert Chazan

in God, Humanity, and History

Published by University of California Press

Published in print September 2000 | ISBN: 9780520221277
Published online March 2012 | e-ISBN: 9780520923959 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1525/california/9780520221277.003.0007
The Eliezer bar Nathan Chronicle

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This chapter discusses the Eliezer bar Nathan Chronicle, which is the most popular of the three 1096 Hebrew narratives. Unlike the Mainz Anonymous and the Solomon bar Simson Chronicle, the Eliezer bar Nathan Chronicle has survived in multiple manuscripts. The discussion shows that this narrative does not seem to be a composite work. The structure of the narrative is composed of four poems that comprise the original element along with a surrounding narrative. It also identifies the unique and original feature of this narrative, which is its combination of poetry and prose.

Keywords: Eliezer bar Nathan Chronicle; multiple manuscripts; structure; poetry; prose

Chapter.  4812 words. 

Subjects: Modern History (1700 to 1945)

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