RT Book, Whole DB /z-wcorg/ DS http://worldcat.org ID 15054994 LA English T1 The literary guide to the Bible A1 Alter, Robert., Kermode, Frank,, PB Belknap Press of Harvard University Press PP Cambridge, Mass. YR 1987 SN 0674875303 9780674875302 0002174391 9780002174398 9780674376755 0674376757 AB 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.