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The literary guide to the Bible, edited by Robert Alter and Frank Kermode

Label
The literary guide to the Bible
Title
The literary guide to the Bible
Statement of responsibility
edited by Robert Alter and Frank Kermode
Contributor
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
This literary guide leads the reader toward an understanding and appreciation of a book that has shaped the minds of men and women for two millenia and more. Provides an analysis of the Bible's structures, themes, narrative techniques and poetic forms. 1 line illustration. 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
Cataloging source
DLC
Dewey number
809/.93522
Index
index present
LC call number
BS535
LC item number
.L54 1987
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Label
The literary guide to the Bible, edited by Robert Alter and Frank Kermode
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographies and index
Contents
The Old Testament : Introduction / Robert Alter -- Genesis ; 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 ; 1 and 2 Chronicles / Shemaryahu Talmon -- The New Testament : Introduction ; Matthew / Frank Kermode -- Mark ; 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 / John C. Greenfield -- The New Testament and Greco-Roman writing / Helen Elsom -- Fishing for men on the edge if 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
Control code
123859
Dimensions
26 cm.
Extent
678 p.
Isbn
9780674875302
Isbn Type
(alk. paper)
Lccn
86032172
System control number
  • (OCoLC)ocm15054994
  • (OCoLC)15054994
Label
The literary guide to the Bible, edited by Robert Alter and Frank Kermode
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographies and index
Contents
The Old Testament : Introduction / Robert Alter -- Genesis ; 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 ; 1 and 2 Chronicles / Shemaryahu Talmon -- The New Testament : Introduction ; Matthew / Frank Kermode -- Mark ; 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 / John C. Greenfield -- The New Testament and Greco-Roman writing / Helen Elsom -- Fishing for men on the edge if 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
Control code
123859
Dimensions
26 cm.
Extent
678 p.
Isbn
9780674875302
Isbn Type
(alk. paper)
Lccn
86032172
System control number
  • (OCoLC)ocm15054994
  • (OCoLC)15054994

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