Document Type

Book Chapter

Date of this Version

1992

Publication Source

The Anchor Bible Dictionary

Volume

2

Start Page

818

Last Page

828

Abstract

This article will examine how the concept of "folklore" has been applied to the literature of the ANE.

A. Terminology

B. Comparative Method

1. Comparison with Ancient Cultures

2. Comparison with Postbiblical Literatures

3. Comparison with Islamic Cultures in the Near East

4. Cross-cultural Comparison

5. Comparison of Forms

6. Morphological Studies

7. Poetic Comparison

C. Ethnographic Method

1. Themes and Figures

2. Genres

3. Transmission of Tradition

D. Folklore and the Biblical Text

Copyright/Permission Statement

© 1992. Yale University Press. The original volume is available for purchase at: https://www.amazon.com/Anchor-Yale-Bible-Dictionary-D-G/dp/0300140029

 

Date Posted: 01 December 2017