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Forms of Deformity


JSOT Press 1991

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A vigorous imagination is the principal source for many of the abnormalities of fictional characters. Many of the motifs also bear some relation to the rituals and religious symbols embraced by the people among whom they are or were at one time, current. Another important source can be found in symbolism of a religious or social kind. This motif-index is the first to present and analyze this material in biblical narrative and post-biblical literature down to the twelfth century CE; it lists all possible abnormalities, deformities and disabilities, arranged according to the parts of the body affected and the type of deformity, sums up the narrative and gives the explicit or implicit reason for its appearance.

Forms of Deformity is perfect for students, professors, or anyone wanting to learn more about the context and specific history of the Old Testament. With the Logos edition, all Scripture references are linked to the Bibles in your library, making study easy and effective.

Key Features

  • Discusses the sources used
  • Includes indexes and bibliographies to guide research and study

Product Details

  • Title: Forms of Deformity
  • Author: Lynn Holden
  • Publisher: Sheffield
  • Publication Date: 2009
  • Pages: 370

About Lynn Holden

Lynn Holden is an academic at the University of Edinburgh. She has a PhD in Comparative Mythology.

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