Yairah Amit Reading Biblical Narratives

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Reading Biblical Narratives

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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 dialogue, she brings the biblical text to life, helping the reader enter the stories from new vantage points.

Contents:
--The Power of Stories
--The Story Researchers and the ReaderÂ’s Responsibility
--Biblical Stories and Biblical Criticism
--Openings and Endings
--Plot, Structure, and Their Function
--Characterization by Minimal Means
--Whom to Believe?
--The Biblical Stories and "TimeÂ’s Art"
--The Place, the Story, and the History
--Intrinsic and Acquired Significance
--Afterword: The Story in Its Significance

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Yairah Amit is Professor of Biblical Studies at Tel Aviv University, Israel. She is the author of Hidden Polemics in Biblical Narrative (Brill, 2000), The Book of Judges: The Art of Editing (Brill, 1999), and History and Ideology in the Bible: An Introduction to Historiography in the Hebrew Bible (Sheffield Academic, 1997).

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