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Oral World and Written Word: Ancient Israelite Literature (Susan Niditch) Paperback Book, (Westminster John Knox, 1996) 9780664227241
Oral World and Written Word: Ancient Israelite Literature (Susan Niditch) Paperback Book, (Westminster John Knox, 1996) 9780664227241
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Title: Oral World and Written Word: Ancient Israelite Literature

Author: Niditch, Susan

Publisher: Westminster John Knox; Publication Date: 1996

Paperback; ISBN: 9780664227241

Volumes: 1; Pages: 170

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In this volume in the Library of Ancient Israel, Susan Niditch examines the impact of the Israelite oral tradition on its written legacy. This investigation yields a renewed understanding of the literary character of the Hebrew Bible.Table of ContentsForeword Preface Introduction 1 Oral Register in the Biblical Libretto: Toward a Biblical Poetic 2 Variations in the Oral Register 3 New Ways of Thinking about Orality and Literacy: Israelite Evidence 4 Logistics of Literacy: Archives and Libraries, Education, and Writing Materials 5 Attitudes to Writing in the Hebrew Bible: The Oral End of the Continuum 6 The Literate End of the Continuum 7 The Interplay between Orality and Literacy: Case Studies 8 The Oral Mentality and the Written Bible Conclusion Abbreviations Notes Bibliography Index of Ancient Sources Index of Names and Subjects
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