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Memory, Memorization, and Memorizers: The Galilean Oral-Style Tradition and Its Traditionists (Marcel Jousse) Paperback Book, (Cascade Books, 2018) 9781532633928
Memory, Memorization, and Memorizers: The Galilean Oral-Style Tradition and Its Traditionists (Marcel Jousse) Paperback Book, (Cascade Books, 2018) 9781532633928
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Title: Memory, Memorization, and Memorizers: The Galilean Oral-Style Tradition and Its Traditionists

Author: Jousse, Marcel

Additional Authors or Contributors: Edgard Sienaert (ed)

Publisher: Cascade Books; Publication Date: 2018

Paperback; ISBN: 9781532633928

Volumes: 1; Pages: 432

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Foreword by Werner H Kelber

This book is about the spoken word. It is about words spoken in the first century of our era and later put down in writing as confirmation of what had been said and done. Here, Marcel Jousse answers his own fundamental question: How did the human being, placed at the heart of the countless actions of the universe, set about to conserve within him the memory of these actions and to transmit this memory faithfully to his descendants, from generation to generation? To all oral societies, tradition is memory, and of all oral societies, ancient Galilee, perhaps more so than any other, developed ways and means of capacitating memory to levels we no longer fathom. This book is about how Ieshua's deeds and sayings were first faithfully recorded in the memory as and when they happened, how they were then faithfully transmitted orally within and without Palestine, and how they were finally faithfully-literally-recorded anew, as oral tradition put in writing.

Table of Contents:

Abbreviations

Acknowledgments

Foreword

by Werner Kelber

Introduction

by Edgard Sienaert

Part 1 Last Dictations: On the Elaboration and Emigration of the Palestinian Oral Style

Introduction: A Methodology for the Study of Memory

Section 1 The Intra-Ethnic Elaboration of the Palestinian Oral Style

1. Memory in Palestine-Institutions

2. Memory in Palestine-Techniques

3. The Counter-Necklace of Kepha

Section 2 The Extra-Ethnic Emigration of the Palestinian Oral Tradition

1. The Engenderment of a Hellenistic Oral-Style Tradition

2. Kepha and His Apprehenders

3. The Counter-Necklace from Jerusalem to Rome

Conclusion: Kepha

Part 2 Four Lectures on the Early Transmission of the Gospels

Lecture 1 The Psychology of the Palestinian Ethnic Milieu

Lecture 2 The Targumist Meturgemans-Sunergoi, Accompanists of Shaul

Lecture 3 The Cathechisms of Paul Sent in Writing

Lecture 4 he Palestinian Mashal of the Wild Olive Tree

Part 3 Four Essays on the Palestinian Oral Style

1. Terminology in Context: Judahite, Judean, Judaist in the Palestinian Ethnic Milieu

2. Father, Son, and Paraclete in the Palestinian Ethnic Milieu

3. The Manducation of the Lesson in the Palestinian Ethnic Milieu

4. The Targumic Formulas of the Our Father in the Palestinian Ethnic Milieu

Appendix 1 The Galilean Oral Style in Eighty Propositions

Appendix 2 The Aramaic Targumic Formulas of the Our Father

Appendix 3 Aramaic Rhythmo-catechism on the Memra

Bibliography of Marcel Jousse's Works

Index 403
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