The Literary Guide to the Bible

The Literary Guide to the Bible

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by Robert Alter
     
 

ISBN-10: 0674875311

ISBN-13: 9780674875319

Pub. Date: 09/28/1990

Publisher: Harvard

Rediscover the incomparable literary richness and strength of a book that all of us live with an many of us live by. An international team of renowned scholars, assembled by two leading literary critics, offers a book-by-book guide through the Old and New Testaments as well as general essays on the Bible as a whole, providing an enticing reintroduction to a work that…  See more details below

Overview

Rediscover the incomparable literary richness and strength of a book that all of us live with an many of us live by. An international team of renowned scholars, assembled by two leading literary critics, offers a book-by-book guide through the Old and New Testaments as well as general essays on the Bible as a whole, providing an enticing reintroduction to a work that has shaped our language and thought for thousands of years.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780674875319
Publisher:
Harvard
Publication date:
09/28/1990
Edition description:
Reprint
Pages:
696
Sales rank:
741,735
Product dimensions:
(w) x 10.00(h) x (d)

Table of Contents

General Introduction
Robert Alter and Frank Kermode

The Old Testament

Introduction
Robert Alter

Genesis
J. P. Fokkelman

Exodus
J. P. Fokkelman

Leviticus
David Damrosch

Numbers
James S. Ackerman

Deuteronomy
Robert Polzin

Joshua and Judges
David M. Gunn

1 and 2 Samuel
Joel Rosenberg

1 and 2 Kings
George Savran

Isaiah
Luis Alonso Schökel

Jeremiah and Ezekiel
Joel Rosenberg

The Twelve Prophets
Herbert Marks

Jonah
James S. Ackerman

Psalms
Robert Alter

Proverbs and Ecclesiastes
James G. Williams

Job
Moshe Greenberg

The Song of Songs
Francis Landy

Ruth
Jack M. Sasson

Lamentations
Francis Landy

Esther
Jack M. Sasson

Daniel
Shemaryahu Talmon

Ezra and Nehemiah
Shemaryahu Talmon

1 and 2 Chronicles
Shemaryahu Talmon

The New Testament

Introduction
Frank Kermode

Matthew
Frank Kermode

Mark
John Drury

Luke
John Drury

John
Frank Kermode

Acts
James M. Robinson

The Pauline Epistles
Michael Goulder

The Epistle to the Hebrews and the Catholic Epistles
Gabriel Josipovici

Revelation
Bernard McGinn

General Essays

The Hebrew Bible and Canaanite Literature
Jonas C. Greenfield

The New Testament and Greco-Roman Writing
Helen Elsom

Fishing for Men on the Edge of the Wilderness
Edmund Leach

The Canon
Frank Kermode

The Characteristics of Ancient Hebrew Poetry
Robert Alter

Midrash and Allegory
Gerald L. Bruns

English Translations of the Bible
Gerald Hammond

Glossary

Index

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