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Bibil Identifier bibil:254018
Publication Type Book
Title (English, Long) Greek Myth and the Bible
Author Louden, Bruce
Series Routledge Monographs in Classical Studies
Year (Publication) 2019
Year (Original (1st Edition)) 2019
Year (Copyright) 2019
Year (Reference) 2019
Library BCU/Dorigny, Lausanne
Signature USA 61961
Place 22:931
Publishing house Routledge
Place London / New York
ISBN 978-1-138-32858-7
Edition number 1
Language English
Pages viii Pages
241 Pages
height in cm 24
Genre Original
Abstract Since the nineteenth-century rediscovery of the Gilgamesh epic, we have known that the Bible imports narratives from outside of Israelite culture, refiguring them for its own audience. Only more recently, however, has come the realization that Greek culture is also a prominent source of biblical narratives.
Greek Myth and the Bible argues that classical mythological literature and the biblical texts were composed in a dialogic relationship. Louden examines a variety of Greek myths from a range of sources, analyzing parallels between biblical episodes and Hesiod, Euripides, Argonautic myth, selections from Ovid’s Metamorphoses, and Homeric epic.
This fascinating volume offers a starting point for debate and discussion of these cultural and literary exchanges and adaptations in the wider Mediterranean world and will be an invaluable resource to students of the Hebrew Bible and the influence of Greek myth.
Keywords Thesaurus BiBIL : Milieu : Graeco-Roman World : Literature - Philosophy
Thesaurus BiBIL : Books of the Old Testament
Thesaurus BiBIL : Books of the New Testament
Last modification 2020-01-08