9780800632809

Reading Biblical Narratives : Literary Criticism and the Hebrew Bible

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  • ISBN13:

    9780800632809

  • ISBN10:

    080063280X

  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 2001-07-01
  • Publisher: Augsburg Fortress Pub

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Summary

Based on a series of lectures given in Israel, Amit introduces the reader to the subtle ways of the biblical narrators. Covering issues of character, plot development, catchword association, narration, and dialog, she brings the biblical text to life, helping the reader enter the stories from new vantage points.

Table of Contents

Preface xi
The Power of Stories
1(9)
Story Scholars and the Role of the Reader
10(12)
Research on Biblical Narrative
10(4)
On the Role of the Reader
14(8)
A Biblical Story alongside Biblical Criticism
22(11)
Beginnings and Endings
33(13)
Plots, Structures, and Their Functions
46(23)
The Pediment Structure
48(1)
The Scenic Character
49(9)
Units and Transitions
58(4)
The Three-and-Four Structure
62(3)
The Patterned Scene
65(4)
Creating Characters with Minimal Means
69(24)
Classification of Characters
71(3)
Characterization
74(8)
The Character of God and Its Implication for Human Characters
82(5)
Character and the Role of the Reader
87(6)
Whom to Believe?
93(10)
The Biblical Story and the Use of Time
103(12)
Time of Narration and Narrated Time
105(5)
The Sequence of Time
110(5)
Place, Story, and History
115(11)
Some Functions of Place Indications
118(8)
Inherent and Added Significance
126(12)
The Story of Amnon and Tamar
126(6)
The Story of Naboth's Vineyard
132(6)
The Story and Its Contexts
138(10)
The Story of Amnon and Tamar
138(3)
The Story of Naboth's Vineyard
141(2)
The Story of Judah and Tamar
143(5)
Afterword 148(2)
Abbreviations 150(2)
Notes 152(17)
Works Cited 169(12)
Index of Biblical References 181

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