Narrative Art in the Bible

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A&C Black, Jun 21, 2004 - Religion - 295 pages
This book offers a systematic and comprehensive review of the fundamental literary aspects of biblical narrative, investigating the characteristics and points of view of the narrator, the shaping of characters, the structure of the plot, time and space, and finally the style. Many examples are provided to clarify the issues discussed as well as to shed fresh light on the narratives.

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This is a well written and engaging presentation of the application of the tools of literary analysis to Old Testament texts. Bar-Efrat clearly expounds the key literary categories of narrator ... Read full review

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User Review  - krasiviye.slova - LibraryThing

This is a solid introduction to the way narrative is used in the Hebrew Bible to communicate the meaning of the text. The concrete, specific examples Bar-Efrat uses make his narrative theory easy for ... Read full review

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Dr. Bar-Efra is Head of Biblical Studies at the Hebrew University Secondary School, Jerusalem.

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