Reimagining the Bible: The Storytelling of the Rabbis

Paperback | June 1, 1997

byHoward Schwartz

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Reimagining the Bible collects a dozen essays by Howard Schwartz. Together the essays present a coherent theory of the way in which each successive phase of Jewish literature has drawn upon and reimagined the previous ones. The book is organized into four sections: The Ancient Models; The FolkTradition; Mythic Echoes; and Modern Jewish Literature and the Ancient Models. Within these divisions, each of the essays focuses on a specific genre, ranging from Torah and Aggadah to Kabbalah, fairy tales, and the modern Yiddish stories of S.Y. Agnon and Isaac Bashevis Singer. Arguing the important thesis that there is a continuity in Jewish literature which extends from the Biblical era to our own times--a period of over 3,000 years--this collection also serves as a guide to the history of that literature, and to the genres it comprises.

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Reimagining the Bible collects a dozen essays by Howard Schwartz. Together the essays present a coherent theory of the way in which each successive phase of Jewish literature has drawn upon and reimagined the previous ones. The book is organized into four sections: The Ancient Models; The FolkTradition; Mythic Echoes; and Modern Jewish...

Howard Schwartz is at University of Missouri, St. Louis.

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:304 pages, 9.21 × 5.98 × 0.91 inPublished:June 1, 1997Publisher:Oxford University Press

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0195115112

ISBN - 13:9780195115116

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