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Bibil Identifier bibil:226785
Publication Type Journal article
Title (English, Long) Eduard Nielsen's Oral Tradition Sixty Years After
Author Barstad, Hans M.
Journal Scandinavian Journal of the Old Testament (Volume: 27, Issue: 1)
Year (Publication) 2013
Year (Original (1st Edition)) 2013
Year (Copyright) 2013
Year (Reference) 2013
Language English
Pages 8-21 Pages
Genre Original
Notes Se réfère à E. Nielsen, Oral Tradition: A Modern Problem in Old Testament Introduction, London, SCM Press, 1954.
Abstract When Eduard Nielsen’s Oral Tradition appeared in 1954 the author’s main motivation for writing it was frustration with what was felt to be serious shortcomings in current methods of Old Testament research. Influ-enced by “Scandinavian” scholarship (above all Pedersen, Nyberg, and Engnell), Nielsen wishes to replace historical critical approaches with more adequate, updated methods. In particular, he wants to integrate insights into the oral processes that lead to the creation of the literature of the Hebrew Bi-ble into his exegetical techniques. For comparative purposes, Nielsen utilizes texts from ancient cultures where orality was predominant. He discusses above all Greek, Mesopotamian, and Old Norse sources. In view of the huge interest in orality and memory in academia today it is obvious that Nielsen was far ahead of his time. It is more than regrettable that so little attention has been paid to this pioneering work.
DOI 10.1080/09018328.2013.764680
Keywords Thesaurus BiBIL : Unbound Keywords : Oral Tradition
Thesaurus BiBIL : Bible (as a whole) : Bible (as a whole) -- Hermeneutics - Methods : Methods : Diachronic Methods : History of Tradition (Überlieferungsgeschichte)
Thesaurus BiBIL : Bible (as a whole) : History of Interpretation and Reception : Important Persons : 20th century
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