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The divine drama : the Old Testament as literature

Author: John Dancy
Publisher: Cambridge : Lutterworth Press, ©2001.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"The Bible - and particularly the Old Testament - is often called the world's least-read bestseller. Now, in a masterly work, John Dancy restores the Hebrew Scriptures to the reading list of the general educated public. People are often put off by the sheer bulk of the material and its uneven quality. Dancy has selected just under a third of the text of the canonical and apocryphal books, chosen for artistic merit  Read more...
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: John Dancy
ISBN: 0718829875 9780718829872
OCLC Number: 47776385
Description: 798 pages : illustrations, maps ; 24 cm
Responsibility: John Dancy.

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This masterly work aims to restore the literature of the Bible to a general readership, combining insightful commentary with extracts from the Old Testament chosen for their artistic and dramatic  Read more...

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"The comments which accompany the individual extracts are admirably clear and pack a good deal of information and insight into a comparatively brief compass...The non-specialist reader will be Read more...

 
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