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Narrative is the most commonly used mode of discourse in the Bible. Exemplified in the stories of the Old and New Testaments. Subject to intense interest in the last half-century of biblical scholarship.
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NARRATIVE, HEBREW Narrative communicates meaning through the imitation of human life, the temporal ordering of human speech and action. It constructs a verbal world that centers on human characters, their relations, desires, and actions in time. Time is crucial for narrative. Unlike other kinds of discourse,
Dictionary of the Old Testament: Historical Books
Narrative Art of Israel's Historians
NARRATIVE ART OF ISRAEL’S HISTORIANSThe study of biblical narrative in recent decades has produced new insights that enhance our understanding of the poetics of the historical texts. Careful attention to the techniques employed by the biblical authors, including their allusions, model scenes and rich
Dictionary of the Old Testament: Wisdom, Poetry & Writings
NOVELLA, STORY, NARRATIVE*Ruth and *Esther are captivating narratives, as uncertainty and potential danger turn into redemption and deliverance. Although each story is its own self-contained unit, the *intertextual connections to other biblical characters and events are rich. These narratives also raise