9780465022557

The Art of Biblical Narrative

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  • ISBN13:

    9780465022557

  • ISBN10:

    0465022553

  • Edition: Revised
  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 4/26/2011
  • Publisher: Basic Books

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Summary

Since it was first published nearly three decades ago, The Art of Biblical Narrativehas radically expanded the horizons of biblical scholarship by recasting the Bible as a work of literary art deserving studied criticism. Renowned critic and translator Robert Alter presents the Hebrew Bible as a cohesive literary work, one whose many authors used innovative devices such as parallelism, contrastive dialogue, and narrative tempo to tell one of the most revolutionary stories of human history: the revelation of a single god.

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