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The literary guide to the Bible [electronic resource] / edited by Robert Alter and Frank Kermode.

Contributor(s): Alter, Robert | Kermode, Frank, 1919-2010.
Material type: TextTextPublisher: Cambridge, Mass. : Belknap Press of Harvard University Press, 1987Description: 1 online resource (678 p.).Content type: text Media type: computer Carrier type: online resourceSubject(s): Bible as literature | Bible -- Criticism, interpretation, etc | Bible -- Critique, interpr�etation, etc | Bible (Litt�erature) | Bibel | Literatur | BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY / LiteraryGenre/Form: Electronic books.Additional physical formats: Print version:: Literary guide to the Bible.DDC classification: 809/.93522 Other classification: EC 2600 Online resources: Google | Google | Google | HathiTrust Digital Library Limited view (search only)
Contents:
The Old Testament : Introduction / Robert Alter -- Genesis ; Exodus / J.P. Fokkelman -- Leviticus / David Damrosch -- Numbers / James S. Ackerman -- Deuteronomy / Robert Polzin -- Joshua and Judges / David M. Gunn -- 1 and 2 Samuel / Joel Rosenberg -- 1 and 2 Kings / George Savran -- Isaiah / Luis Alonso Sch�okel -- Jeremiah and Ezekiel / Joel Rosenberg -- The twelve prophets / Herbert Marks -- Jonah / James S. Ackerman -- Psalms / Robert Alter -- Proverbs and Ecclesiastes / James G. Williams -- Job / Moshe Greenberg -- The Song of songs / Francis Landy -- Ruth / Jack M. Sasson -- Lamentations / Francis Landy -- Esther / Jack M. Sasson -- Daniel / Shemaryahu Talmon -- Ezra and Nehemiah ; 1 and 2 Chronicles / Shemaryahu Talmon -- The New Testament : Introduction ; Matthew / Frank Kermode -- Mark ; Luke / John Drury -- John / Frank Kermode -- Acts / James M. Robinson -- The Pauline epistles / Michael Goulder ; The Epistle to the Hebrews and the Catholic epistles / Gabriel Josipovici -- Revelation / Bernard McGinn -- General essays : The Hebrew Bible and Canaanite literature / John C. Greenfield -- The New Testament and Greco-Roman writing / Helen Elsom -- Fishing for men on the edge if the wilderness / Edmund Leach -- The canon / Frank Kermode -- The characteristics of ancient Hebrew poetry / Robert Alter -- Midrash and allegory / Gerald L. Bruns -- English translations of the Bible / Gerald Hammond.
Action note: digitized 2010 committed to preserveSummary: This literary guide leads the reader toward an understanding and appreciation of a book that has shaped the minds of men and women for two millenia and more. Provides an analysis of the Bible's structures, themes, narrative techniques and poetic forms. 1 line illustration. Rediscover the incomparable literary richness and strength of a book that all of us live with an many of us live by. An international team of renowned scholars, assembled by two leading literary critics, offers a book-by-book guide through the Old and New Testaments as well as general essays on the Bible as a whole, providing an enticing reintroduction to a work that has shaped our language and thought for thousands of years.
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Includes bibliographies and index.

The Old Testament : Introduction / Robert Alter -- Genesis ; Exodus / J.P. Fokkelman -- Leviticus / David Damrosch -- Numbers / James S. Ackerman -- Deuteronomy / Robert Polzin -- Joshua and Judges / David M. Gunn -- 1 and 2 Samuel / Joel Rosenberg -- 1 and 2 Kings / George Savran -- Isaiah / Luis Alonso Sch�okel -- Jeremiah and Ezekiel / Joel Rosenberg -- The twelve prophets / Herbert Marks -- Jonah / James S. Ackerman -- Psalms / Robert Alter -- Proverbs and Ecclesiastes / James G. Williams -- Job / Moshe Greenberg -- The Song of songs / Francis Landy -- Ruth / Jack M. Sasson -- Lamentations / Francis Landy -- Esther / Jack M. Sasson -- Daniel / Shemaryahu Talmon -- Ezra and Nehemiah ; 1 and 2 Chronicles / Shemaryahu Talmon -- The New Testament : Introduction ; Matthew / Frank Kermode -- Mark ; Luke / John Drury -- John / Frank Kermode -- Acts / James M. Robinson -- The Pauline epistles / Michael Goulder ; The Epistle to the Hebrews and the Catholic epistles / Gabriel Josipovici -- Revelation / Bernard McGinn -- General essays : The Hebrew Bible and Canaanite literature / John C. Greenfield -- The New Testament and Greco-Roman writing / Helen Elsom -- Fishing for men on the edge if the wilderness / Edmund Leach -- The canon / Frank Kermode -- The characteristics of ancient Hebrew poetry / Robert Alter -- Midrash and allegory / Gerald L. Bruns -- English translations of the Bible / Gerald Hammond.

This literary guide leads the reader toward an understanding and appreciation of a book that has shaped the minds of men and women for two millenia and more. Provides an analysis of the Bible's structures, themes, narrative techniques and poetic forms. 1 line illustration. Rediscover the incomparable literary richness and strength of a book that all of us live with an many of us live by. An international team of renowned scholars, assembled by two leading literary critics, offers a book-by-book guide through the Old and New Testaments as well as general essays on the Bible as a whole, providing an enticing reintroduction to a work that has shaped our language and thought for thousands of years.

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