The Art of Biblical Narrative

The Art of Biblical Narrative

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By (author) Robert Alter

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  • Publisher: BASIC BOOKS
  • Format: Paperback | 272 pages
  • Dimensions: 137mm x 208mm x 20mm | 295g
  • Publication date: 19 May 2011
  • Publication City/Country: New York
  • ISBN 10: 0465022553
  • ISBN 13: 9780465022557
  • Edition: 2, Revised
  • Edition statement: 2nd Revised edition
  • Sales rank: 20,891

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Since it was first published nearly three decades ago, The Art of Biblical Narrative has radically expanded the horizons of biblical scholarship by recasting the Bible as a work of literary art deserving studied criticism. Renowned critic and translator Robert Alter presents the Hebrew Bible as a cohesive literary work, one whose many authors used innovative devices such as parallelism, contrastive dialogue, and narrative tempo to tell one of the most revolutionary stories of human history: the revelation of a single god.

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Robert Alter is a Professor of Hebrew and Comparative Literature at the University of California at Berkeley. A member of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences and a recipient of the Robert Kirsch Award for lifetime contributions to American letters, he lives in Berkeley, California.