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Mythology, Judaism and
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The renowned historian of religion and student of religious myth, Mircea Eliade, commented that the term “myth” as used today has become “somewhat equivocal.” In ordinary usage the term means a false idea, a story that lacks truth. By contrast, as used by “ethnologists, sociologists, and historians of rel…

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Breslauer,S. Daniel, “Mythology, Judaism and”, in: Encyclopaedia of Judaism. Consulted online on 25 April 2019 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1872-9029_EJ_COM_0129>
First published online: 2006
First print edition: 9789004141001, 20040701

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