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. In the third volume The Keepers of the Threshold, the Bird-Sanctuary, The Silent Widow, and other stories are discussed.

CONTENTS ixPAGE Josiah’s reformation: written code substituted for oral tradition . . 101 The religious effect of the substitution . . . . . 102 Date of the composition of the Deuteronomic Code uncertain . . 103 Ethical and religious character of Deuteronomy . . . . 104 Theoretical inadequacy and practical inconvenience of the one sanctuary . 105 Destruction of local sanctuaries perhaps regretted by the peasants . . 106 The reformation powerless to avert the national ruin . . . 107 The second reformation after the Exile, resulting in the Priestly Code . 108 CHAPTER II NOT TO SEETHE A KID IN ITS MOTHER’S MILK “ Not to seethe a kid in its mother’s milk” one of the original Ten Com-mandments . . . . . . . . 111 The original version of the Ten Commandments . . . . 112 Contrast between the ritual and the moral versions of the Decalogue . 115 The ritual version the older of the two . . . . . 115 Suggested explanations of the command not to seethe a kid in its mother’s milk . . . . . . . . 116 Aversion of pastoral tribes in Africa to boil milk for fear of injuring the cows . . . . . . . . 118 The aversion based on sympathetic magic . . . . 118 Parallel superstitions as to oranges and lees of wine . . . 119 Objection to boil milk among pastoral tribes of Central and East Africa . 120 Traces of similar beliefs in Europe . . . . . 123 The Hebrew command perhaps similarly explicable . . . 124 The boiling of flesh in milk thought to injure the cows . . . 124 Other rules of sympathetic magic observed by pastoral peoples . . 125 Milk- vessels not to be washed with water . . . . . 125 Pastoral Bahima will not wash themselves with water . . . 126 Cows thought to be affected by the material of milk- vessels . . 127 Menstruous women not to drink milk for fear of injuring the cows . 128 Menstruous women not to approach cattle among the Kafirs . . 130 Fear of tainting cows’ milk with blood . . . . . 130 Wounded men not to drink milk . . . . . . 131 Women in childbed not to drink milk . . . . . 131 Milk of special cows reserved for mothers of twins and women with child 132 Women forbidden to milk cows in many African tribes . . . 133 Women forbidden to milk cattle among the Todas . . . . 134 Women allowed to milk cows in some tribes . . . . 135 Mourners not allowed to drink milk . . . . . 136 Widow given boiled milk to drink among the Bechuanas . . . 139 Custom of boiling cow’s first milk in certain cases . . . 139 Persons in a kraal struck by lightning not allowed to drink milk . . 140 Conjuring milk from cows among the Kabyles . . . . 141 Sexual intercourse forbidden while cattle are at pasture . . . 141   C h a p t e r Home  | T O C  | I n d e x For use on stand- alone, non- institutional computers only. To purchase Scholar PDF version with advanced functionality, go to www. publishersrow. com

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