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“Why did Tolkien care about the Jews?”

August 31st, 2016 by Vader

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August 31st, 2016 15:31:23
4 comments

Nathaniel
August 31, 2016

The Dwarves never struck me as Jewish. I doubt Tolkien really meant such a solid parallel.


Simon
August 31, 2016

I am baffled by this article.


Jared Cook
September 1, 2016

Tolkien himself said certain elements of the dwarves were inspired by Jews. Their language also had certain Semitic elements. It’s not really a controversial point.


Nathaniel
September 1, 2016

@Cook – Certain elements are also clearly taken from Scandinavia & Vikings, but I wouldn’t say they are simply Vikings. The authors conclusion that Jews = Dwarves is false.

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