Why the Good Book Is a Great Read If you want to rightly understand the Bible, you must begin by recognizing what it is: a composite of literary styles. It is meant to be read, not just interpreted. The Bible’s truths are embedded like jewels in the rich strata of story and poetry, metaphor and proverb, parable and letter, satire and symbolism. Paying attention to the literary form of a passage will help you understand the meaning and truth of that passage. How to Read the Bible as Literature takes you through the various literary forms used by the biblical authors. This book will help you read the Bible with renewed appreciation and excitement and gain a more profound grasp of its truths. Designed for maximum clarity and usefulness, How to Read the Bible as Literature includes * sidebar captions to enhance organization * wide margins ideal for note taking * suggestions for further reading * appendix: "The Allegorical Nature of the Parables" * indexes of persons and subjects
Type: BOOK - Published: 2010-08-09 - Publisher: Polity
This book provides the ideal entry-point to the process of reading, understanding, and assessing what many recognize to be the important and powerful literature of the Bible. The book introduces the tools of literary analysis, including: language and style, the formal structures of genre, character study, and thematic analysis.
Type: BOOK - Published: 2016-04-28 - Publisher: Wipf and Stock Publishers
What do you think the Bible says? How does the way the Bible is written affect its meaning? Here is a concise introduction that invites you to interact with the primary text. Interspersed with brief explanations of biblical background and writing techniques are thought-provoking questions about specific readings with space
Authors: Rebecca Lemon, Emma Mason, Jonathan Roberts, Christopher Rowland
Type: BOOK - Published: 2010-03-25 - Publisher: Wiley-Blackwell
This Companion explores the Bible's role and influence on individual writers, whilst tracing the key developments of Biblical themes and literary theory through the ages. An ambitious overview of the Bible's impact on English literature – as arguably the most powerful work of literature in history – from the medieval
Authors: Professor of Hebrew and Comparative Literature Robert Alter, Robert Alter, Frank Kermode, Professor Frank Kermode
Categories: Literary Criticism
Type: BOOK - Published: 1987 - Publisher: Belknap Press
In a literary critique of the Bible, an international and interdenominational team of biblical and literary scholars analyze the structures, themes, narrative techniques, and poetic forms of the Old and New Testaments.