Encyclopedia of Fantasy (1997)

It is not the purpose of this encyclopedia to treat the Bible, a significant Taproot Text, as an anthology of Legends, Fables and Allegories. Nor is the rightness or wrongness of Harold Bloom's argument – that the "best" tales in the Bible were written by one person of considerable literary sophistication, and that this person was a woman (named J) – a debate to be more than referred to here. Entries in which the Bible is considered in context include Christian Fantasy and Jewish Religious Literature. Other entries of interest include Apocalypse, Babel, Christ, Flood and Theodicy. [JC]

This entry is taken from the Encyclopedia of Fantasy (1997) edited by John Clute and John Grant. It is provided as a reference and resource for users of the SF Encyclopedia, but apart from possible small corrections has not been updated.