Parables and Fables as Distinctive Jewish Literary Genres

Author: Caspi, Mishael
Year:2012
Pages:384
ISBN:0-7734-2598-5
978-0-7734-2598-9
Price:239.95
A book that concerns itself with the historical development of the fable or parable as a way of communicating knowledge and truth, in both Judaism and Christianity.

Reviews

“We shall all do well and wisely if we attend the grand tradition of parables to which we are heirs, and in attending, listen for the divine voice.” – Prof. J. Harold Ellens, University of Michigan

“… presents prior studies on the teaching in antiquity in ways that have not been studied before, therefore every scholar of the teaching of Jesus, of post biblical Jerusalem will benefit from it. … with its new insights it captivates the readers.” – Prof. Azila Talit Reisenberger, University of Cape Town, South Africa

Table of Contents

FOREWORD by J. Harold Ellens

PROLOGUE: Burning Incense With Meshalim

PART ONE

CHAPTER ONE: Draw Near the House of Learning

CHAPTER TWO: In Quest of the Divine Human Voice

CHAPTER THREE: Form and Authorship: Oral and Written

CHAPTER FOUR: The Storyteller and the Story

PART TWO

INTRODUCTION TO PART TWO

CHAPTER FIVE: Parables and Fables: Examples of Ancient and Modern Educational, Religious, and Political

CHAPTER SIX: Some Visual Art Concerning Parables

CONCLUSION TO CHAPTERS FIVE AND SIX

EPILOGUE

SELECT BIBLIOGRAPHY

INDEX

ABBREVIATIONS