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Biblical Myth and Rabbinic Mythmaking$
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Michael Fishbane

Print publication date: 2003

Print ISBN-13: 9780198267331

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: January 2005

DOI: 10.1093/0198267339.001.0001

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Introduction

Introduction

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Biblical Myth and Rabbinic Mythmaking
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MICHAEL FISHBANE

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Oxford University Press
DOI:10.1093/0198267339.003.0001

This introductory chapter begins with an exploration of the concept of myth and the influence of Greek myths on Jewish culture. It then explains the typological approach used to examine the texts in this book, as well as the principles of evaluation and analysis that will guide the present study. The tradition and transmission of myth, the place of myth in biblical scripture, and the role of Scripture in Jewish myth and mythmaking are discussed.

Keywords:   monotheistic myths, Greek, Jewish culture, scripture, mythopoesis

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