The Bible as Literature

The Bible as Literature

An Introduction

Book - 1986
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Authors Gabel and Wheeler approach the Bible from a literary/historical perspective, and study the work as a body of writing produced by real human beings who intended to convey messages to real readers. Avoiding assessments of the Bible's truth or authority, the book maintains a rigorously objective tone as it discusses such major issues as the forms and strategies of biblical writing, the actual historical and physical settings of that writing, the process of canon formation, the sources of the Pentaeuch, and the nature of such biblical literary genres as prophecy, apocalypse, and gospel. Each chapter is an independent yet related essay, designed to allow instructors maximum flexibility in using the text. The result is an easy-to-use, exciting presentation of the art of the Bible that is very accesible to students.

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