Folk-lore in the Old Testament: Studies...

Many traces of the old modes of life and thought survive in the form of folklore. A few such relics of ruder times, as they are preserved like fossils in the Old Testament, are illustrated and explained by the author in this book. The first volume covers the folklore ranging from the creation of man to the heirship of Jacob.

xvi FOLK- LORE IN THE OLD TESTAMENTPAGE The sending forth of the dove and the raven— the landing . . 116 Other fragmentary versions of the Babylonian story . . . 118 Sumerian version of the flood story . . . . . 120 The flood story borrowed by the Semites from the Sumerians . . 124 The scene of the story laid at Shurippak on the Euphrates . . 124 § 3. The Hebrew Story of a Great Flood The story in Genesis . . . . . . . 125 The story compounded of two different narratives . . . 130 The Priestly Document and the Jehovistic Document . . . 131 Late date and ecclesiastical character of the Priestly Document . . 131 Its contrast with the Jehovistic Document . . . . 134 Verbal differences between the Priestly and the Jehovistic Documents . 136 Material differences between the documents in the flood story . . 137 The Jehovistic document the older of the two . . . . 139 Dependence of the Hebrew on the Babylonian story of the flood . . 140 Fanciful additions made to the flood story in later times . . . 143 § 4. Ancient Greek Stories of a Great Flood Deucalion and Pyrrha . . . . . . . 146 The grounding of the ark on Parnassus . . . . . 148 Aristotle and Plato on Deucalion’s flood . . . . . 148 Ovid’s rhetorical account of the flood . . . . . 149 Athenian legend of Deucalion’s flood . . . . . 151 The grave of Deucalion and the Water- bearing Festival at Athens . . 152 Story of Deucalion’s flood at Hierapolis on the Euphrates . . 153 Water festival and prayers at Hierapolis . . . . . 154 Deucalion, the ark, and the dove . . . . . 154 Phrygian story of a flood associated with King Nannacus . . . 155 Noah’s flood on coins of Apamea Cibotos in Phrygia . . . 156 Greek traditions of three great floods. The flood of Ogyges . . 157 Dates assigned by ancient authorities to the flood of Ogyges . . 158 The flood of Ogyges and the vicissitudes of the Copaic Lake . . 160 The ruins of Gla on a stranded island of the lake . . . 161 The flood of Dardanus. Home of Dardanus at Pheneus . . . 163 Alternations of the valley of Pheneus between wet and dry . . 164 The water- mark on the mountains of Pheneus . . . . 165 Samothracian story of great flood consequent on opening of Dardanelles . 167 The Samothracian story partially confirmed by geology . . . 168 The Samothracian story probably a speculation of an early philosopher . 170 Story of Deucalion’s flood perhaps an inference from the configuration of Thessaly . . . . . . . 171 The Vale of Tempe . . . . . . . 172 The Greek flood stories probably myths of observation . . . 174 § 5. Other European Stories of a Great Flood Icelandic story of a deluge of blood . . . . . 174 Welsh story of a flood . . . . . . . 175   C h a p t e r Home  | T O C For use on stand- alone, non- institutional computers only. To purchase Scholar PDF version with advanced functionality, go to www. publishersrow. com

Folk-lore in the Old Testament: Studies in Comparative Religion Legend and Law. Vol. I


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