A Complete Handbook of Literary Forms in the Bible
:To truly understand the Bible, we must know both' what 'it says and' how 'it says it. Renowned literary scholar Leland Ryken leads readers to discover the importance of the literary forms present throughout Scripture. Whether examining genre, motifs, figures...
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:To truly understand the Bible, we must know both' what 'it says and' how 'it says it. Renowned literary scholar Leland Ryken leads readers to discover the importance of the literary forms present throughout Scripture. Whether examining genre, motifs, figures of speech, archetypes, or rhetorical devices, this accessible handbook features more than 250 alphabetically arranged entries highlighting common literary terms related to the Bible. Each entry contains a succinct definition, helpful illustrations, and a representative list of passages where that particular literary form is present. More than merely a dictionary of biblical symbols and images, this comprehensive resource will help readers better understand the underlying structure of Scripture-giving a clearer shape and deeper meaning to each and every page of the Bible.
Leland Ryken (Ph.D., University of Oregon) is Clyde S. Kilby Professor of English at Wheaton College in Wheaton, Illinois. He is the author of more than one hundred published articles and essays, and he has written, edited or contributed to (so far) twenty-five books, including The Word of God in English: Criteria for Excellence in Bible Translation (Crossway), The Christian Imagination: The Practice of Faith in Literature and Writing (Shaw), Dictionary of Biblical Imagery (InterVarsity Press), The Discerning Reader: Christian Perspectives on Literature and Theory (Baker) and A Complete Literary Guide to the Bible (Zondervan).
His most recent books have been on C.S.Lewis' works A Reader's Guide Through the Wardrobe and A Reader's Guide to Caspian: A Journey into C. S. Lewis's Narnia and Understanding English Bible Translation: The Case for an Essentially Literal Approach. He is a frequent speaker at the Evangelical Theological Society and served as literary stylist for The Holy Bible, English Standard Version.
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