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Literary Criticism of the Old Testament

Author: 
Norman C. Habel (Author)
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Description

This well-written introduction to the method of literary criticism gives the reader an awareness and appreciation of the rich diversity of thought found in the Old Testament. The student is shown how to identify the elements of structure, style, form, language, and composition in the books of the Old Testament. Norman Habel demonstrates how literacy criticism works with examples which are familiar and well-suited for a beginner's level of study. The literary features of Genesis 1-9 are fully explored, then the author focuses on the importance of the Yahwist and priestly sources for the whole Pentateuch. This book's explanation of techniques used in the process of literary criticism will be valuable to both student and professor.
ISBN: 
9780800601768
Price: 
$14.00
Release date: 
September 1, 1971
Pages: 
96
Width: 
8.50
Height: 
5.50

Table of Contents

I. Introducing Literary Criticism
The Discipline of Literary Criticism
Examples of Literary Criticism

II Discovering Literary Sources
Isolating the Evidence of Genesis 1-5
Comparing the Evidence of Genesis 6-9

III Interpreting Literary Sources:
The Yahweh and the Promise
The Yahwist at Work: A Classic Passage
The Need for the Promise
The Patriarchs and the Promise
Moses and the Promise

IV Interpreting Literary Sources
The Priestly Writer and the Covenant
The Priestly Writer at Work
The Abraham Covenant Initiated
The Covenant Remembered in Egypt
The Structuring of the Covenant
Relationship at Sinai

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Annotated Bibliography