Reading Biblical Narrative

Narrator, characters, action, hero, quest, plot, time and space, entrances and exits--these are the essential components of all narrative literature.

Author: J. P. Fokkelman

Publisher: Westminster John Knox Press

ISBN: 9781611644425

Category: Religion

Page: 218

View: 335

Download →

Narrator, characters, action, hero, quest, plot, time and space, entrances and exits--these are the essential components of all narrative literature. This authoritative and engaging introduction to the literary features of biblical narrative and poetry will help the reader grasp the full significance of these components, allowing them to enter more perceptively into the narrative worlds created by the great writers of the Bible.

Related Books

Reading Biblical Narrative
Language: en
Pages: 218
Authors: J. P. Fokkelman
Categories: Religion
Type: BOOK - Published: 2000-03-01 - Publisher: Westminster John Knox Press

Narrator, characters, action, hero, quest, plot, time and space, entrances and exits--these are the essential components of all narrative literature. This authoritative and engaging introduction to the literary features of biblical narrative and poetry will help the reader grasp the full significance of these components, allowing them to enter more
Reading Biblical Narratives
Language: en
Pages: 188
Authors: Yaira Amit
Categories: Religion
Type: BOOK - Published: 2001 - Publisher: Fortress Press

Based on a series of lectures given in Israel, Amit introduces the reader to the subtle ways of the biblical narrators. Covering issues of character, plot development, catchword association, narration, and dialog, she brings the biblical text to life, helping the reader enter the stories from new vantage points.
The Poetics of Biblical Narrative
Language: en
Pages: 597
Authors: Meir Sternberg
Categories: Religion
Type: BOOK - Published: 1987-08-22 - Publisher: Indiana University Press

Meir Sternberg’s classic study is “an important book for those who seek to take the Bible seriously as a literary work.” (Adele Berlin, Prooftexts) In “a book to read and then reread” (Modern Language Review), Meir Sternberg “has accomplished an enormous task, enriching our understanding of the theoretical basis of
How Children Read Biblical Narrative
Language: en
Pages: 290
Authors: Melody Renee Briggs
Categories: Religion
Type: BOOK - Published: 2017-05-31 - Publisher: Wipf and Stock Publishers

How do children read the Bible? This book makes a major contribution to this underexplored area by analyzing how children interpret Bible stories, focused around an empirical investigation of one group of eleven- to fourteen-year-old children, and their readings of the Gospel of Luke. The first section of the study
Reading Biblical Narrative
Language: en
Pages: 224
Authors: Jan P. Fokkelman
Categories: Religion
Type: BOOK - Published: 2019-05-21 - Publisher: BRILL

This is an enormously instructive and practical hands-on introduction for students of the Bible as literature, by one of the world’s leading exponents of Hebrew narrative technique. Issues covered include: introduction to the art of reading, the narrator and his characters, narrative structure, narrative devices.