Art and Meaning (Library Of Hebrew Bible/old Testament Studies Series)
Biblical authors were artists of language who created their meaning through their verbal artistry, their rhetoric. These twelve essays see meaning as ultimately inseparable from art and seek to understand the biblical literature with sensitivity to the writer's craft. Contents:...
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Biblical authors were artists of language who created their meaning through their verbal artistry, their rhetoric. These twelve essays see meaning as ultimately inseparable from art and seek to understand the biblical literature with sensitivity to the writer's craft. Contents: David Clines, The Arguments of Job's Friends. George Coats, A Moses Legend in Numbers 12. Charles Davis, The Literary Structure of Luke 1-2. Cheryl Exum, A Literary Approach to Isaiah 28. David Gunn, Plot, Character and Theology in Exodus 1-14. Alan Hauser, Intimacy and Alienation in Genesis 2-3. Charles Isbell, Story Lines and Key Words in Exodus 1-2. Martin Kessler, Methodology for Rhetorical Criticism. John Kselman, A Rhetorical Study of Psalm 22. Kenneth Kuntz, Rhetorical Criticism and Isaiah 51.1-16. Ann Vater, Form and Rhetorical Criticism in Exodus 7-11. Edwin Webster, Pattern in the Fourth Gospel.
David M. Gunn holds the A. A. Bradford Chair of Religion at Texas Christian University. His other books include "Gender, Power, and Promise: The Subject of the Bible's First Story" (1993) and "Narrative in the Hebrew Bible" (1993), as co-author, and "Reading Bibles, Writing Bodies: Identity and the Book" (1996) and ""Imagining" Biblical Worlds: Spatial, Social and Historical Constructs" (2002), as co-editor. He is also co-author of the article on Judges in the" Dictionary of Biblical Interpretation" (1999).
Alan J. Hauser is professor of biblical studies at Appalachian State University, Boone, North Carolina. He is also co-editor of Art and Meaning: Rhetoric in Biblical Literature along with the two volumes A History of Biblical Interpretation, and co-author of From Carmel to Horeb: Elijah in Crisis and Rhetorical Criticism of the Bible: A Comprehensive Bibliography with Notes on History and Method.
David J. A. Clines is Professor Emeritus, Department of Biblical Studies, University of Sheffield, and is the author and editor of a number of volumes including The Theme of The Pentateuch, Job 1-20 vol.18A, Job 21-38 vol.18B, Job 38-42 vol 18C (Word Biblical Commentary) and The Dictionary of Classical Hebrew 8 volumes.