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9780465022557

The Art of Biblical Narrative

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  • ISBN13:

    9780465022557

  • ISBN10:

    0465022553

  • Edition: Revised
  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 2011-04-26
  • Publisher: HACHETTE BOOK GROUP

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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.

Author Biography

Robert Alter is Professor of Hebrew and Comparative Literature at the University of California at Berkeley. A member of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences and a recipient of the Robert Kirsch Award for lifetime contributions to American letters, he lives in Berkeley, California.

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