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The Hebrew Bible as literature : a very short introduction, Tod Linafelt

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The Hebrew Bible as literature : a very short introduction
Title
The Hebrew Bible as literature
Title remainder
a very short introduction
Statement of responsibility
Tod Linafelt
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Language
eng
Summary
"The Hebrew Bible, or Christian Old Testament, contains some of the finest literature that we have. This biblical literature has a place not only in the synagogue or the church but also among the classics of world literature. The stories of Jacob and David, for instance, present the earliest surviving examples of literary characters whose development the reader follows over the length of a lifetime. Elsewhere, as in the books of Esther or Ruth, readers find a snapshot of a particular, fraught moment that will define the character. The Hebrew Bible also provides quite a few high points of lyric poetry, from the praise and lament of the Psalms to the double entendres in the love of poetry of the Song of Songs. In short, the Bible can be celebrated not only as religious literature but, quite simply, as literature. This book offers a thorough and lively introduction to the Bible's two primary literary modes, narrative and poetry, foregrounding the nuances of plot, character, metaphor, structure and design, and intertextual allusions. Tod Linafelt thus gives readers the tools to fully experience and appreciate the Old Testament's literary achievement"--
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http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1965-
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Linafelt, Tod
Dewey number
809/.935221
Index
index present
LC call number
BS1140.3
LC item number
.L56 2016
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Series statement
Very short introductions
Series volume
478
Label
The Hebrew Bible as literature : a very short introduction, Tod Linafelt
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Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 105-109) and index
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volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
1. Biblical literature and the Western literary tradition -- 2. Reading biblical narrative -- 3. Reading biblical poetry -- 4. Narrative and poetry working together -- 5. Connections between texts
Dimensions
18 cm.
Extent
116 pages
Isbn
9780195300079
Lccn
2015037845
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
  • (OCoLC)237885211
  • 643059
  • (OCoLC)ocn237885211
  • 643059
Label
The Hebrew Bible as literature : a very short introduction, Tod Linafelt
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 105-109) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
1. Biblical literature and the Western literary tradition -- 2. Reading biblical narrative -- 3. Reading biblical poetry -- 4. Narrative and poetry working together -- 5. Connections between texts
Dimensions
18 cm.
Extent
116 pages
Isbn
9780195300079
Lccn
2015037845
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
  • (OCoLC)237885211
  • 643059
  • (OCoLC)ocn237885211
  • 643059

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