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Biblical narrative and the death of the rhapsode [electronic resource] / Robert S. Kawashima.

By: Kawashima, Robert S, 1966-.
Material type: TextTextSeries: Indiana studies in biblical literature: Publisher: Bloomington, IN : Indiana University Press, c2004Description: 1 online resource (xi, 293 p.).ISBN: 9780253003201; 0253003202.Subject(s): Narration in the Bible | Bible -- Criticism, Narrative | RELIGION -- Biblical Criticism & Interpretation -- Old Testament | Ancien Testament | Analyse narrative | �Epop�ee | Litt�erature orale | Litt�erature ougaritique | NarrationGenre/Form: Electronic books.Additional physical formats: Print version:: Biblical narrative and the death of the rhapsode.DDC classification: 221.6/6 Online resources: EBSCOhost
Contents:
Introduction: The novelty of biblical narrative -- From song to story : the Genesis of narrative in Judges 4 and 5 -- Narration and discourse : the linguistic dualism of biblical narrative and its literary consequences -- Represented consciousness in biblical narrative -- Biblical time and epic time : from grammar to narrative technique -- The art of biblical narrative as technique : making strange the tradition -- Conclusion: Toward an archaeology of ancient Israelite knowledge.
Summary: Informed by literary theory and Homeric scholarship as well as biblical studies, Biblical Narrative and the Death of the Rhapsode sheds new light on the Hebrew Bible and, more generally, on the possibilities of narrative form. Robert S. Kawashima compares the narratives of the Hebrew Bible with Homeric and Ugaritic epic in order to account for the "novelty" of biblical prose narrative. Long before Herodotus or Homer, Israelite writers practiced an innovative narrative art, which anticipated the modern nov.
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Includes bibliographical references and index.

Introduction: The novelty of biblical narrative -- From song to story : the Genesis of narrative in Judges 4 and 5 -- Narration and discourse : the linguistic dualism of biblical narrative and its literary consequences -- Represented consciousness in biblical narrative -- Biblical time and epic time : from grammar to narrative technique -- The art of biblical narrative as technique : making strange the tradition -- Conclusion: Toward an archaeology of ancient Israelite knowledge.

Informed by literary theory and Homeric scholarship as well as biblical studies, Biblical Narrative and the Death of the Rhapsode sheds new light on the Hebrew Bible and, more generally, on the possibilities of narrative form. Robert S. Kawashima compares the narratives of the Hebrew Bible with Homeric and Ugaritic epic in order to account for the "novelty" of biblical prose narrative. Long before Herodotus or Homer, Israelite writers practiced an innovative narrative art, which anticipated the modern nov.

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