The Divine Drama: The Old Testament as Literature

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James Clarke & Co., 2001 - 798페이지
The Bible, as is often said, is the world's least-read bestseller. That is particularly true of the Old Testament. People are often put off by the sheer bulk of the material and its frequently undistinguished quality. John Dancy has selected large samples from most of the canonical and apocryphal books, amounting to just under a third of the total, chosen for artistic merit and intrinsic interest rather than for representative status or theological value. Literature of this stature, he says, should not be restricted to academics and believers. To make it more approachable, the text is presented with commentary on the same page, in smaller type so that attention is never diverted from the original. The commentary mostly concentrates on literary matters but provides technical explanations where necessary. In addition a sensitive and sound introduction also puts the Hebrew writings in the historical context of the ancient Near East. Extracts are used from a variety of translations, preferring the most faithful in language, tone and style for each section. Accuracy is a prime concern, but so is poetry. Above all, the selections bring out the inherent dramatic qualities of the verse dialogues and narrative prose. Nothing quite like this has yet been made available. The Divine Drama will be a welcome addition to the library of any thoughtful reader who cares for good stories.
 

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Classicist and teacher Dancy (education, Exeter Univ.; Walter Oakeshott) has written a quick, handy reference of the Old Testament for the lay reader. He utilizes a tandem arrangement in which ... 전체 리뷰 읽기

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References and Abbreviations
8
The Hebrew Language
14
Hebrew Poetry
21
Archaeology and the Old Testament
29
TEXT AND COMMENTARY
36
Introduction to the Books Joshua2 Kings
184
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