. . . a fine resource for serious biblical study - while also helpful to liturgists, homilists, lectors.
Jerome Walsh combines a remarkably keen eye for structural dynamics with an uncanny ability to render into clear English distinctive features of Hebrew language and syntax. . . . Readers of this book will never read the Hebrew Scriptures in the same way again.
Robert L. Cohn, Philip and Muriel Berman Professor of Jewish Studies, Lafayette College
Through careful examination of innumerable texts Walsh offers a comprehensive grammar of the style and structure of Hebrew narrative. His valuable insight, made available to those who read the Bible in translation, enhance an expanding bibliography in literary studies. Serious students of the subject cannot afford to neglect this contribution.
Phyllis Trible, Emerita, Union Theological Seminary
This accessible book . . . provides a welcome and important resource and will benefit both students and seasoned interpreters alike.
Ashland Theological Journal