From Gods to God: How the Bible Debunked, Suppressed, or by Avigdor Shinan, Visit Amazon's Yair Zakovitch Page, search

By Avigdor Shinan, Visit Amazon's Yair Zakovitch Page, search results, Learn about Author Central, Yair Zakovitch, , Valerie Zakovitch

The traditional Israelites believed issues that the writers of the Bible sought after them to disregard: myths and legends from a pre-biblical global that the recent monotheist order had to bury, cover, or reinterpret. historical Israel used to be wealthy in such literary traditions ahead of the Bible reached the ultimate shape that we've got this present day. those traditions weren't misplaced yet persisted, handed down throughout the a while. Many controlled to arrive us in post-biblical resources: rabbinic literature, Jewish Hellenistic writings, the writings of the useless Sea sect, the Aramaic, Greek, Latin, and different old translations of the Bible, or even open air the traditional Jewish international in Christian and Islamic texts. The Bible itself occasionally alludes to those traditions, frequently in stunning contexts. Written in transparent and available language, this quantity offers thirty such traditions. It voyages in the back of the veil of the written Bible to reconstruct what was once instructed and retold one of the old Israelites, no matter if it truly is “not what the Bible tells us.”

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When Night Falls, Kric! Krac!: Haitian Folktales by Liliane Louis, Fred J. Hay

By Liliane Louis, Fred J. Hay

While evening falls in Haiti, it is time for tales. The storyteller says kric, the viewers responds krac, and all the young ones develop into very excited. This assortment brings you very good treasures from a rustic that's wealthy in spirit and tradition. via full of life stories remembered from early life, storyteller Liliane Nerette Louis stocks with readers and listeners the heat, fondness, and humor of her attractive and mysterious place of origin. The 28 stories are prepared via topics and themes-Bouki and Malis (mythical characters in Haitian folklore); stepmothers; animals; kings and princes; ghosts, zonbi, and tonton makout; and love and courtship. Louis additionally stocks a number of tantalizing, conventional recipes. moreover, a old historical past, colour and black-and-white photos, and line drawings are incorporated, making this a invaluable source for educators and scholars.

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Didyma: Apollo's Oracle, Cult, and Companions by Joseph Fontenrose

By Joseph Fontenrose

This e-book describes the actual environment of the Oracle of Apollo at Didyma, together with the good temple and different structures in the sanctuary; the heritage of the oracle; the method of session; the shape and content material of the god's replies; and the identification of the specialists.
The writer uses the ample literary and epigraphical proof, which he knew in detail. he's less skeptical than he used to be in his well-known paintings at the Delphic Oracle--he accepts approximately all of the recorded responses as having been really brought at Didyma. He presents textual content, translation, and a invaluable observation for each...

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The Gardens of Adonis: Spices in Greek Mythology by Marcel Detienne

By Marcel Detienne

Wealthy with implications for the historical past of sexuality, gender matters, and styles of Hellenic literary imagining, Marcel Detienne's landmark publication recasts long-standing rules concerning the fertility delusion of Adonis. the writer demanding situations Sir James Frazer's thesis that the plants god Adonis-- whose untimely dying was once mourned by way of girls and whose resurrection marked a joyous occasion--represented the once a year cycle of progress and rot in agriculture. utilizing the analytic instruments of structuralism, Detienne exhibits as an alternative that the fairs of Adonis depict a seductive yet impotent and fruitless deity--whose actual ineptitude resulted in his loss of life in a boar hunt, and then his physique was once present in a lettuce patch. Contrasting the gala's of Adonis with the solemn ones devoted to Demeter, the goddess of grain, he unearths the previous as a parody and negation of the establishment of marriage.Detienne considers the short-lived gardens that Athenian girls planted in mockery for Adonis's pageant, and explores the functionality of such vegetal subject as spices, mint, myrrh, cereal, and rainy vegetation in non secular perform and in a big variety of myths. His inquiry exposes, between many stuff, attitudes towards sexual actions starting from "perverse" acts to marital kinfolk.

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Encyclopedia of American Folklore (Facts on File Library of by Linda S Watts

By Linda S Watts

Folklore has been defined because the unwritten literature of a tradition: its songs, tales, sayings, video games, rituals, ideals, and methods of existence. This paintings is helping readers discover issues, phrases, issues, figures, and matters regarding this well known topic. It addresses the wishes of a number of audiences, together with highschool, collage and public libraries.

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Improvisational Poetry From The Basque Country (The Basque by Gorka Aulestia

By Gorka Aulestia

Improvisational Poetry From The Basque kingdom introduces the Basque bertsolari to the English-speaking international and gives an figuring out of an engaging cultural phenomenon - the artist in Basque society who's in a position to improvising verse on any topic and spontaneously atmosphere it to tune. The phenomenon is no less than a number of centuries previous and runs the gamut from amateurish efforts to periodic nationwide championship competitions. those competitions draw millions of listeners and pack theatres whereas many hundreds of thousands music their radios to the publicizes of the performances.

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Chinese Fables and Folk Stories by Mary Hayes Davis

By Mary Hayes Davis

From the Authors’ PREFACE:

IT calls for a lot research of the Oriental brain to capture even short glimpses of the key of its mysterious attraction. An open brain and the knowledge of significant sympathy are stipulations necessary to making it in any respect attainable.

Contemplative, mild, and metaphysical of their behavior of proposal, the chinese language have mirrored profoundly and labored out many riddles of the universe in methods certainly their very own. recognition of the worth and wish to united states extra certain wisdom of the psychological procedures of our Oriental brothers, raises splendidly as one starts to realize the richness, intensity, and sweetness in their concept, ripened because it is through the hidden strategies of evolution during the a while.

to acquire literal translations from the psychological shop- j condominium of the chinese language has now not been discovered effortless of feat; however it is a tougher, and a such a lot elusive activity to try to translate their fancies, to work out existence itself because it looks from the chinese language perspective, and to retell those impressions with no wasting fairly all in their colour and beauty.

The "impressions," the "airy shapes" shaped by means of the Oriental mind's eye, the existence touches and mystery graces of its fancy are instantly the enjoyment and melancholy of the one that makes an attempt to list them.

In retelling those chinese language tales of domestic and faculty lifestyles, the author has been enormously aided through the Rev. Chow Leung, whose obtrusive wish to serve his homeland and feature the lives of his humans mirrored really, has made him a useful collaborator. With the sufferer courtesy attribute of the chinese language, he has given a lot time to explaining vague issues and answering questions innumerable.

it's been an approved trust of the world's most sensible students that chinese language literature didn't own the fantasy, and chapters in attention-grabbing books were written in this topic declaring its absence. however, whereas learning the folks, language, and literature of China it used to be the good excitement of the author to find that the chinese language have many fables, some of that are released during this e-book.

As those tales, usual in the house and faculty lifetime of the kids of China, convey various stages of the nature of a humans within the very techniques of formation, it's earnestly was hoping that this English presentation of them can help a bit towards a greater figuring out and appreciation of chinese language personality as a complete.

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Inside the Classroom (and Out): How We Learn through by Kenneth L. Untiedt

By Kenneth L. Untiedt

Contained in the lecture room (and Out) examines folklore and its many jobs in schooling. a number of articles discover instructing in rural college homes within the early 20th century, whereas others supply perception into extra critical educational scholarship within the box of folklore itself. One bankruptcy seems to be on the ''early years,'' together with works approximately day care facilities, scout courses, kid's books, and the fundamental definition of what we suggest through ''folklore.'' one other bankruptcy covers highschool: cheerleading, soccer, yearbooks, and ideology of Hispanic scholars. there's a bankruptcy devoted to Paul Patterson and his contribution to instructing; a bankruptcy that covers collage studies, with tales approximately early Aggies, ghosts on college campuses, and collegiare cowgirls; and a bankruptcy related to scholarly works, akin to how one can support increase our stories, a linguistic examine of cowboy poetry, and a finished examine folklore reviews.

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Telling Stories: Indigenous History and Memory in Australia by Bain Attwood, Fiona Magowan

By Bain Attwood, Fiona Magowan

Contemporary many years have visible an immense upsurge of curiosity one of the indigenous peoples of Australia and New Zealand of their background. lifestyles tales, land claims, family tree, music, dance and portray have all made new contributions to the restoration and illustration of the previous. This ebook appears to be like on the position of lifestyles tales and of reminiscence in historical past: who tells existence tales, the aim for which they're informed; the function of tale and heritage within the politics of land claims; and how language affects on study and writing. Ann Parsonson writes approximately "stories for land" within the oral narratives of the Maori Land court docket; Deborah Rose chook retells the "saga of Captain Cook"; Andrew Erueti and Alan Ward research Maori land legislations within the context of the Treaty claims procedure; Jeremy Beckett appears to be like on the autobiographical oral background of Myles Lalor; and Bain Attwood discusses the stolen generations narrative. The individuals discover the questions bobbing up whilst other forms of background meet: other kinds of facts, from assorted cultures, occasionally telling a similar tale from conflicting views. The ebook freely explores the a number of different types of indigenous background in New Zealand and Australia.

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