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Hardcover New Tracing the development, current state, and future of Old Testament literary criticism, this volume gathers seminal articles that demonstrate the major methods ... and introduce the significant figures of this approach to biblical study. Read more Show Less

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Table of Contents

Series Preface
Editors' Preface
The Rise and Current Status of Literary Criticism of the Old Testament 3
Scripture and Literary Criticism
Story and Poem: The Old Testament as Literature and as Scripture 25
The Bible as a Classic and the Bible as Holy Scripture 39
Rhetorical Analysis
Form Criticism and Beyond 49
Psalm 18: A Rhetorical-Critical Analysis 70
Structuralist Analysis
The Structuralists and the Bible 101
A Few Comments on Structural Semiotics: A Brief Review of a Method and Some Explanation of Procedures 118
A Structural Exegesis of Genesis 2 and 3 143
Formalism and Narrative
Methodology: A Literary Approach to the Bible 166
Structure: Some Observations on the Analysis of Structure in Biblical Narrative 186
Plot: The Plot of the Biblical Story of Ruth 206
Characterization: Characterization in Biblical Narrative: David's Wives 219
Narration: The Bible's Art of Persuasion: Ideology, Rhetoric, and Poetics in Saul's Fall 234
Genre: Isaac, Samson, and Saul: Reflections on the Comic and Tragic Visions 272
Analysis of Hebrew Poetry
The Grammatical Aspect of Biblical Parallelism 311
Of Broken Pots, Fluttering Birds, and Visions in the Night: Extended Simile and Poetic Technique in Isaiah 349
Reader-Response Analysis
Who Is "The Reader" in Reader Response Criticism? 376
Readings, Readers, and the Succession Narrative: An Essay on Reception 395
The Future of Old Testament Literary Criticism
Narrative: New Directions in the Study of Biblical Hebrew Narrative 412
Poetry: Looking for the Poem: Reflections on the Current and Future Status of the Study of Biblical Hebrew Poetry 423
Index of Authorities 433
Index of Scripture References 438
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