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Poetics and interpretation of biblical narrative

Author: Adele Berlin
Publisher: Sheffield : Almond Press, 1983.
Series: Bible and literature series, 9.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Poetics, the "science" of literature, makes us aware of how texts achieve their meaning. Poetics aids interpretation. If we know how texts mean, we are in a better position to discover what a particular text means. This is a book which offers fundamental guidelines for the sensitive reading and understanding of biblical stories. - Back cover.
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Berlin, Adele.
Poetics and interpretation of biblical narrative.
Sheffield : Almond Press, 1983
(OCoLC)566058463
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Adele Berlin
ISBN: 0907459234 0907459242 9780907459231 9780907459248
OCLC Number: 10214708
Notes: Includes indexes.
Description: 180 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm
Contents: 1. Poetics and interpretation --
2. Character and characterization --
Character types --
Michal --
Bathsheba in 2 Samuel 11 --
Bathsheba and Abishag in 1 Kings 1-2 --
Abigail --
Summary of character types --
David and his women --
Characterization --
Description --
Inner life --
Speech and actions --
Contrast --
Combining characterization techniques --
3. Point of view --
Narrative with multiple points of view --
The poetics of point of view --
The narrator's voice --
Character's point of view --
Naming --
Inner life --
The term hinneh --
Circumstantial clauses --
Direct discourse and narration --
Alternative expressions --
Combining points of view --
4. Poetics in the book of Ruth --
Characters --
Naming --
The uses of the word hinneh --
Quoting previously unreported speech --
The narrator's presence --
Narrative structure --
The abstract --
Orientation --
Complicating action --
Evaluation --
Result or resolution --
Coda --
5. Poetic interpretation and historical-critical methods --
Source criticism --
Form criticism --
The Gilgamesh epic --
6. The art of biblical narrative.
Series Title: Bible and literature series, 9.
Responsibility: Adele Berlin.
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Poetics, the "science" of literature, makes us aware of how texts achieve their meaning. Poetics aids interpretation. If we know how texts mean, we are in a better position to discover what a particular text means. This is a book which offers fundamental guidelines for the sensitive reading and understanding of biblical stories. - Back cover.

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