Signs of weakness : juxtaposing Irish tales and the Bible /

Are early Irish stories influenced by the Bible or transcriptions of pre-Christian Celtic lore? Layzer explores the practical and theoretical difficulties of determining 'influence' in ancient writing, and the relationship between the oral and the written, literacy and literature and the d...

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Author / Creator:Layzer, Varese.
Imprint:Sheffield, Eng. : Sheffield Academic Press, ©2001.
Description:1 online resource (241 pages)
Language:English
Series:Journal for the study of the Old Testament. Supplement series ; 321
Journal for the study of the Old Testament. Supplement series ; 321.
Subject:Bible -- Criticism, interpretation, etc. -- Ireland -- History.
Bible. -- Jonah -- Comparative studies.
Bible. -- Judges -- Comparative studies.
Bible. -- Esther -- Comparative studies.
Bible. -- A.T. -- Jonas -- Études comparatives.
Bible. -- A.T. -- Juges -- Études comparatives.
Bible. -- A.T. -- Esther -- Études comparatives.
Bible.
Bible. -- Esther.
Bible. -- Jonah.
Bible. -- Judges.
Tales -- Ireland -- History and criticism.
Irish literature -- To 1100 -- History and criticism.
Littérature populaire irlandaise.
Comportement humain dans la littérature.
TRAVEL -- Special Interest -- Literary.
LITERARY CRITICISM -- General.
Irish literature.
Tales.
Bijbel.
Letterkunde.
Gaelic (Iers)
Ireland.
Electronic books.
Electronic books.
Comparative studies.
Criticism, interpretation, etc.
History.
Format: E-Resource Book
URL for this record:http://pi.lib.uchicago.edu/1001/cat/bib/11183575
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ISBN:9780567574909
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Notes:Includes bibliographical references (pages 224-236) and indexes.
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Summary:Are early Irish stories influenced by the Bible or transcriptions of pre-Christian Celtic lore? Layzer explores the practical and theoretical difficulties of determining 'influence' in ancient writing, and the relationship between the oral and the written, literacy and literature and the disciplines of Irish Studies and Biblical Studies. & This fascinating comparative study matches Samson, Jonah and Esther with three Irish heroes for similarities in theme and treatment. Among the features explored are weakness and heroic strength, gender and power, frailty and ambiguity. The sexy, counterintuiti.
Other form:Print version: Layzer, Varese. Signs of weakness. Sheffield, Eng. : Sheffield Academic Press, ©2001 1841271721 9781841271729