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The Hebrew Bible as LiteratureA Very Short Introduction

The Hebrew Bible as Literature: A Very Short Introduction  

Tod Linafelt

Print Publication Year: 
May 2016
Published Online: 
May 2016
eISBN: 
9780190262679
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780195300079.001.0001
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book
ISBN: 
9780195300079
The Hebrew Bible, or Christian Old Testament, can be celebrated as among the classics of world literature. The stories of Jacob and David present the earliest surviving examples of literary ... More
Introduction

Introduction  

Tod Linafelt

in The Hebrew Bible as Literature: A Very Short Introduction

Print Publication Year: 
May 2016
Published Online: 
May 2016
eISBN: 
9780190262679
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780195300079.003.0001
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chapter
ISBN: 
9780195300079
Toward the end of the twentieth century a genuine, sustained appreciation of the Bible’s literary art—regardless of its historical veracity or of its religious value—arose. The Introduction ... More
1. Biblical literature and the Western literary tradition

1. Biblical literature and the Western literary tradition  

Tod Linafelt

in The Hebrew Bible as Literature: A Very Short Introduction

Print Publication Year: 
May 2016
Published Online: 
May 2016
eISBN: 
9780190262679
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780195300079.003.0002
Item type: 
chapter
ISBN: 
9780195300079
Biblical literature displays a rigorous economy of style. It is, especially, in its narrative mode, extraordinarily understated. Readers are given a bare minimum of information, and ... More
3. Reading biblical poetry

3. Reading biblical poetry  

Tod Linafelt

in The Hebrew Bible as Literature: A Very Short Introduction

Print Publication Year: 
May 2016
Published Online: 
May 2016
eISBN: 
9780190262679
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780195300079.003.0004
Item type: 
chapter
ISBN: 
9780195300079
“Reading biblical poetry” considers the elements of Hebrew biblical poetry and how they differ from biblical narrative: lineation and a collapsed syntax that often drops particles and ... More

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