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Narrative in the Hebrew Bible

Author: David M Gunn; Danna Nolan Fewell
Publisher: Oxford : Oxford Univ. Press, 1993.
Series: Oxford Bible series.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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A guide to new ways of reading biblical ("Old Testament") stories. Gunn and Fewell balance discussion of theory with practical illustration. Topics include plot, character, word-play and the  Read more...

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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: David M Gunn; Danna Nolan Fewell
ISBN: 019213244X 9780192132444 0192132458 9780192132451
OCLC Number: 246791104
Description: XVI, 263 Seiten.
Contents: Part 1 Strategies for reading: narrative; biblical narrative; historical criticism, literary criticism and the meanings of the text; varieties of interpretation - "Genesis" through 2000 years; similarity and difference. Part 2 Tamar and Judah - "Genesis 38". Part 3 Characters and narrators: readers and people; the narrator; the characters; reconstucting characters; reconstructing YHWH. Part 4 Abraham and Sarah - "Genesis 11-22". Part 5 Designs on the plot: reading for the plot - desire for order; plots and points of view - "Judges 10-12"; fracturing the plot - the codas to "Judges" and "Samuel". Part 6 Jonah and God - the "Book of Jonah". Part 7 The lure of language: repetition and variation; multivalence, ambiguity and metaphor; reading for the metaphor - "Judges 1"; allusion and intertextuality; reading between words and stories - the house of David. Part 8 Nebuchadnezzar and the three Jews - "Daniel 3". Part 9 Readers and responsibility: literature and ideology; the Bible and ideology; "Genesis 2-3" - women, men and God.
Series Title: Oxford Bible series.
Responsibility: David M. Gunn and Danna Nolan Fewell.

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What marks this book is its treatment of the epistemological shift concerning views of truth and human nature. This will be for many, I think, a disturbing but an important tool. * Joseph Mulrooney, Read more...

 
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