Oral tradition sentence example
In the second place they are sealed to all but those who know how to read them, and so they lie forgotten for centuries while oral tradition flourishes, - being within the reach of every man.
What he has to tell us of the history of South Palestine was derived from oral tradition.
By this time the collection of halakhic material had become very large and various, and after several attempts had been made to reduce it to uniformity, a code of oral tradition was finally drawn up in the and century by Judah ha-Nasi, called Rabbi par excellence.
Various forms of the same saying occurring in different documents, or remembered from oral tradition and through catechetical instruction, would sometimes be purposely combined.
Under the auspices of Archbishop Absalon the monks of Sorb began to compile the annals of Denmark, and at the end of the 12th century Svend Aagesen, a cleric of Lund, compiled from Icelandic sources and oral tradition his Compendiosa historic regum Daniae.Advertisement
The language in which we receive these ballads, however, is as late as the 16th or even the 17th century, but it is believed that they have become gradually modernized in the course of oral tradition.
When Alexandra came to the throne the Pharisees were the real rulers and imposed upon the people the deductions from the written Law which formed the growing body of their oral tradition.
They are contained in a short chronicle written between 1467 and 1476, probably about 5470, and based on oral tradition.
From the earliest times the caste of Brahmans has preserved, by oral tradition as well as in MSS., a literature unrivalled alike in its antiquity and in the intellectual subtlety of its contents.
Some of it may well have suffered partial transformation in oral tradition before reaching our author; e.g.Advertisement
It is known that a great mass of oral tradition was current, and there are a number of early references to written collections, especially of haggadah.
The canonization of oral tradition in the Mishnah brought the advantages and the disadvantages of a legal religion, and controversialists have usually seen only one side.
He is greatly indebted to oral tradition and to the testimony of eye-witnesses, especially of members of the Novatian community in Constantinople; some things also he has set down from personal knowledge.
As the Pharisees accumulated the oral tradition which was afterwards codified and elaborated or preserved by fragments, which served some useful purpose, in the Talmud and other Rabbinic writings, the Sadducees acquired concrete regulations to oppose so long as they dared.
This law was derived partly from Moses, partly from the utterances of the later prophets, partly from oral tradition and from the commentaries and supplementary maxims of generations of students.Advertisement
Pacific peoples had no system of writing, but a well-developed oral tradition preserved the history genealogy and stories.
I am a professional palm and tarot reader, I am a professional jeweler, I am a professional oral tradition storyteller.
A local oral tradition recalls that she made strenuous efforts to look like Queen Alexandra and the frontispiece portrait confirms the tradition.
Combe St Nicholas Palmer records an oral tradition of a well here revealed in a dream during a drought at Chard.
Here we would observe an oral tradition community as it enters new material into its oral store of recollections judged worthy of preservation.Advertisement
The origins of the I Ching come to us from pre history, a time when the philosophy of balance between opposites was probably maintained by an oral tradition.
The origin of I Ching is obscured in oral tradition but was first mentioned in text some 3,000 years ago during the Chinese Zhou Dynasty.
There were many folk songs about emancipation, and while of course these songs were not recorded, they were passed down in oral tradition from generation to generation and formed the foundation for many later folk songs.
Even before the legends of fairies were put into writing, the stories were passed down through the generations via oral tradition.
The heretical literature has to a great extent either perished or been completely changed; but much has also survived in a modified written form or through oral tradition.Advertisement