This is the extended and annotated edition including * an extensive annotation of more than 5.000 words about the history and evolution of the book we call 'The Bible' * an interactive table-of-contents * perfect formatting for electronic reading devices (e.g. no more annoying page numbers in the text) ARE the narratives of Genesis history or legend? For the modern historian this is no longer an open question; nevertheless it is important to get a clear notion of the bases of this modern position. Contents: I. The Significance And Scope Of The Legends. Criteria For Legend And History. Different Spheres Of Interest. Eye-Witness And Reporter. The Criterion Of Incredibility. Waning Anthropomorphism. Legend Is Poetry. II. The Varieties Of Legends In Genesis. Some Legends Are Faded Myths. Monotheism Hostile To Myths. The Significance Of Myths. The Legends Of The Patriarchs. Patriarchs Represent Tribes. Antiquity Of The Legends. Classification Of Legends. Ætiological Legends. Ethnological Legends. Etymological Legends. Ceremonial Legends. Geological And Other Legends. Mixed Legends. Origin Of The Legends. III. The Literary Form Of The Legends. Genesis Is Prose. Genesis A Folk-Book. The Contents Of Genesis In Primitive Form. The Real Unit In Genesis. Legend Cycles. Length Of Legends. Simplicity And Clearness Of Primitive Literary Art. Chief And Subordinate Personages. Description Of Characters. Popular Legends Treat Men As Types. Methods Of The Narrators. Thought Expressed By Actions. Soul-Life Not Ignored. Laconism Of The Legend Writers. No Nature-Love In Genesis. Economy Of Details. Unity And Coherence Of Parts. Variations On A Given Theme. Plausibility Demanded. Sustained Interest. Legends Not Pure Invention. Etymologies Subordinate Features. Summary. An Early Israelitish Romance Devices For Uniting Several Stories. Epic Discursiveness. Interest In Soul-Life. IV. History Of The Development Of The Legends Of Genesis In Oral Tradition. Foreign Influences. Babylonian Influences. ... and much more ...
Type: BOOK - Published: 2012 - Publisher: Jazzybee Verlag
This is the extended and annotated edition including * an extensive annotation of more than 5.000 words about the history and evolution of the book we call 'The Bible' * an interactive table-of-contents * perfect formatting for electronic reading devices (e.g. no more annoying page numbers in the text) ARE
Type: BOOK - Published: 2015-06-16 - Publisher: Forgotten Books
Excerpt from The Legends of Genesis The present volume is an authorized translation of the Introduction to Prof. Gunkel's large Commentary on Genesis, published during the present year by Vandenhoeck and Ruprecht, of Gottingen, under the title of Handcommentar zum Alten Testament. Erste Abtheilung, erster Band; die Genesis übersetzt und