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Reading Hebrew Bible Narratives

J. Andrew Dearman


The narrative traditions in the Old Testament/Hebrew Bible are classical and canonical accounts in Western society and can be interpreted as historical dramas, using multiple methods of literary and historical analysis. Chapters in the book include introductory discussions of literary approaches to historical narratives such as plot, theme, characterization, and semantics, as well as historical and cultural analysis of their ancient contexts. Each chapter emphasizes interaction with specific biblical texts, interpreting them in the context of ancient Israel’s national storyline, and encourages ... More

Keywords: Old Testament, Hebrew Bible, biblical interpretation, narrative interpretation, book of Genesis, book of Ruth

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2018 Print ISBN-13: 9780190246488
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: October 2018 DOI:10.1093/oso/9780190246488.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

J. Andrew Dearman, author
Professor of Old Testament, Fuller Theological Seminary

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