Oral Tradition in Ancient Israel
Imprint: Cascade Books
"In this book, Robert Miller offers an assessment of the modern study of oral tradition in ancient Israelite literature . . .The result is an engaging survey of the question of oral literature in ancient Israel. The book points up the problems and prospects involved in this most difficult area of biblical studies."
-Mark S. Smith
Skirball Professor of Bible and Ancient Near Eastern Studies
New York University
"Robert Miller's Oral Tradition in Ancient Israel is warmly to be welcomed. Miller is particularly well equipped for this task, being equally at home in literary and archaeological work, and this timely and comprehensive study does not disappoint. Miller succeeds brilliantly in demonstrating that there was an interplay of oral and written composition and performance throughout Israel's history. We are very much in his debt."
-Paul M. Joyce
Theology Faculty Board Chairman
University of Oxford
"This study is a fascinating contribution to discussion of the role of oral tradition in the composition of biblical texts. Miller offers an impressive critique of classic and recent studies on the oral-written continuum in a wide range of literatures and cultures, opening up new insights into the literature and culture of the Hebrew Bible."
Professor of Old Testament
Seminary of the Immaculate Conception