The Art of Biblical Narrative

The Art of Biblical Narrative

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by Robert Alter
     
 

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Since it was first published nearly three decades ago, The Art of Biblical Narrative has radically expanded the horizons of biblical scholarship by recasting the Bible as a work of literary art deserving studied criticism. Renowned critic and translator Robert Alter presents the Hebrew Bible as a cohesive literary work, one whose many authors usedSee more details below

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Since it was first published nearly three decades ago, The Art of Biblical Narrative has radically expanded the horizons of biblical scholarship by recasting the Bible as a work of literary art deserving studied criticism. Renowned critic and translator Robert Alter presents the Hebrew Bible as a cohesive literary work, one whose many authors used innovative devices such as parallelism, contrastive dialogue, and narrative tempo to tell one of the most revolutionary stories of human history: the revelation of a single god.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780465022557
Publisher:
Basic Books
Publication date:
04/26/2011
Edition description:
Second Edition
Pages:
272
Sales rank:
330,579
Product dimensions:
5.36(w) x 8.28(h) x 0.72(d)
Age Range:
18 Years

Meet the Author


Robert Alter is a Professor of Hebrew and Comparative Literature at the University of California at Berkeley. A member of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences and a recipient of the Robert Kirsch Award for lifetime contributions to American letters, he lives in Berkeley, California.

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