Oral World and Written Word: Ancient Israelite Literature
Westminister John Knox Press, 1996 - Religion - 170 pages
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.
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Variations in the Oral Register
New Ways of Thinking about Orality
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