The literary study of the Bible
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The literary study of the Bible an account of the leading forms of literature represented in the sacred writings, intended for English readers by Richard Green Moulton

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Published by Isbister in London .
Written in English


  • Bible -- Criticism, interpretation, etc,
  • Bible as literature,
  • Hebrew literature,
  • Religious literature

Book details:

The Physical Object
Paginationxvi, 569 p
Number of Pages569
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL22779019M

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In the ESV Literary Study Bible, Leland Ryken, one of our best Christian literary scholars, guides us through the Scriptures, unobtrusively helping us to appreciate what we are reading, pointing out the qualities and forms that make the Bible the greatest of all books.”. The term ‘literary study of the Bible’ describes a wide field of which the present work attempts to cover only a limited part. In particular, the term will include the most prominent of all types of Bible study, that which is now universally called the ‘Higher Criticism.’ There is no longer any need to speak of the. This is a pre historical reproduction that was curated for quality. Quality assurance was conducted on each of these books in an attempt to remove books with imperfections introduced by the digitization process. Though we have made best efforts - the books may have occasional errors that do not impede the reading experience. We believe this work is culturally important and have elected to. Having already written Ryken’s Bible Handbook and The Literary Study Bible, Leland Ryken, former professor of English at Wheaton College, has written a new book, Literary Introductions to the Books of the Bible, as a companion and sequel to his popular A Complete Handbook of Literary Forms of the Bible. This new book draws from, utilizes, and expands upon the work he has already done in past books 5/5(4).

The critical study of biblical literature: exegesis and hermeneutics. Exegesis, or critical interpretation, and hermeneutics, or the science of interpretive principles, of the Bible have been used by both Jews and Christians throughout their histories for various purposes. Narrative, or story, is the most common literary form in the Bible. Both testaments are full of the stories of God’s redemptive work on behalf of His people. This form is so prominent in Scripture because the God of the Bible acts in the arena of human history. Other ways of dividing and organizing the book are also possible. For example, making a primary division based upon different visions, 7 emphasizing the contrast between scenes in heaven versus their results on earth, 8 or some other literary artifact such as spiritual transitions. The Object of Study: A Literary Text It could be assumed that a literary approach to the Bible implies that the Bible is read and analyzed in the same way as generic fiction, such as short stories and novels. [1].

  by Christina Buchmann (Editor), and Celina Spiegel (Editor). Ballantine Books. From the publisher: "As the one work that has held moral and religious sway over the Judeo-Christian tradition for thousands of years, the Bible is unsurpassed in world : Esther Lombardi. These free Bible study class books include questions, assignments, and study guides for Bible classes, families, churches, or individuals. The workbooks provide materials and resources to help students understand the Scriptures as the infallible, inspired word of God about Jesus Christ. These workbooks are also available professionally printed. The Literary Study Bible has been compiled to dive into the seperate beautiful expressions of prose that mankind has been inspired by God to deliver truth for a rich and serendipitious reading : Crossway. The ESV Literary Study Bible highlights the literary features of each book of the Bible and to each section within each book. This emphasis on the Bible's story lines, complex characters, historical settings, literary genres, motifs, theological themes, imagery, and important terms, makes the Bible come alive with greater clarity and impact/5(26).