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The Hebrew Bible as Literature: A Very Short Introduction

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The Hebrew Bible as Literature: A Very Short Introduction - Linafelt, Tod, Ph.D.
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"The Hebrew Bible, or Christian Old Testament, contains some of the finest literature that we have. This biblical literature has a place not only in the synagogue or the church but also among the classics of world literature. The stories of Jacob and David, for instance, present the earliest surviving examples of literary characters whose development the reader follows over the length of a lifetime. Elsewhere, as in the books of Esther or Ruth, readers find a snapshot of a particular, fraught moment that will define the ...

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The Hebrew Bible as Literature: A Very Short Introduction 2016, Oxford University Press, USA

ISBN-13: 9780195300079

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