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The literary guide to the Bible

Author: Robert Alter; Frank Kermode
Publisher: Cambridge, Mass. : Belknap Press of Harvard University Press, 1987.
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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  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Criticism, interpretation, etc
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Literary guide to the Bible.
Cambridge, Mass. : Belknap Press of Harvard University Press, 1987
(OCoLC)624476427
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Robert Alter; Frank Kermode
ISBN: 0674875303 9780674875302 0002174391 9780002174398 9780674376755 0674376757
OCLC Number: 15054994
Description: 678 pages ; 26 cm
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 Schökel --
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.
Responsibility: edited by Robert Alter and Frank Kermode.

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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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