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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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(p.95) 5 Introduction
Biblical Myth and Rabbinic Mythmaking


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This chapter begins with discussion on rabbinic myths and mythmaking, tracing its permutations and preservation throughout the ages. It then provides an overview of the studies in the succeeding chapters (6-9) of this book. The studies focus on two main topics: divine strife with the sea; and divine involvement in the destiny of Israel.

Keywords:   rabbinic myth, mythmaking, divine strife with the sea, divine involvement, Israel, scripture

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