Old Testament Narrative : A Guide to Interpretation

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  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 2010-02-01
  • Publisher: Presbyterian Pub Corp

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The Old Testament's stories are intriguing, mesmerizing, and provocative not only due to their ancient literary craft but also because of their ongoing relevance. In this volume, well suited to college and seminary use, Walsh explains how to interpret these narrative passages of Scripture based on standard literary elements such as plot, characterization, setting, pace, point of view, and patterns of repetition.What makes this book an exceptional resource is an appendix that offers practical examples of narrative interpretation--something no other book on Old Testament interpretation offers. These examples are coordinated with guided exercises that enable students to get hands-on experience.

Author Biography

Jerome T. Walsh was Professor of Old Testament at the University of Botswana and the University of Dallas. He is the author of 1 Kings and Style and Structure in Biblical Hebrew Narrative.

Table of Contents

Prefacep. ix
Introductionp. xi
Two Theoretical Preliminariesp. 1
Plotp. 13
Charactersp. 23
Characterizationp. 33
Point of Viewp. 43
Manipulation of Timep. 53
Gaps and Ambiguitiesp. 65
Repetition and Variationp. 81
Voice(s) of the Narratorp. 97
Structure and Symmetryp. 107
Responsibilities of the Readerp. 121
Appendixesp. 131
The Jeroboam Storyp. 133
The Elijah Storyp. 159
The Ahab Storyp. 183
Notesp. 209
For Further Readingp. 247
Scripture Indexp. 251
Subject Indexp. 256
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