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Author Layzer, Varese.

Title Signs of weakness : juxtaposing Irish tales and the Bible / Varese Layzer
Published Sheffield, Eng. : Sheffield Academic Press, [2001]
©2001
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Series Journal for the study of the Old Testament. Supplement series ; 321
Journal for the study of the Old Testament. Supplement series ; 321
Contents Acknowledgment; Abbreviations; INTRODUCTION; Chapter 1 PROLEGOMENA TO A READING OF THE CRITICISM OF EARLY IRISH TEXTS; Chapter 2 BOOKS OF MARGINS: READING BIBLICAL CRITICISM, LITERARY THEORY AND EARLY IRISH TEXTS; Chapter 3 WEAKNESS AND HUMAN FRAILTY: A READING OF THE BOOK OF JONAH AND SOME EPISODES FROM LIVES OF COLUMBA; Chapter 4 WEAKNESS AND MASOCHISM: A READING OF THE SAMSON STORY AND SOME TALES ABOUT CÚ CHULAINN; 1. Introduction; 2. Tochmarc Emire; 3. Aided Óenfir Aife; 4. Serglige Con Culainn; 5. The Samson Story; 6. Conclusion
Chapter 5 WEAKNESS AND FOLLY: A READING OF THE BOOK OF ESTHER AND TOCHMARC BECFHOLACONCLUSION; Appendix I; Appendix II; Appendix III; Glossary of Irish Terms; Bibliography; Index of Biblical and Ancient References; Index of Early Irish Texts; A; B; C; F; I; L; M; S; T; Index of Authors; A; B; C; D; E; F; G; H; J; K; L; M; N; O; P; R; S; T; V; W; Z
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
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 224-236) and indexes
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Subject Bible -- Criticism, interpretation, etc. -- Ireland -- History.
Bible. Esther -- Comparative studies.
Bible. Jonah -- Comparative studies.
Bible. Judges -- Comparative studies.
Irish literature -- To 1100 -- History and criticism.
Tales -- Ireland -- History and criticism.
Genre/Form Comparative studies.
Criticism, interpretation, etc.
History.
Form Electronic book
ISBN 0567574903 (electronic bk.)
9780567574909 (electronic bk.)