Poetics and Interpretation of Biblical Narrative
This classic work on literary criticism by Professor Adele Berlin introduces the reader to the colorful world of poetics (literary conventions) used in the construction of biblical narratives. Her book is divided into 6 parts: Poetics and Interpretation, Character and...
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This classic work on literary criticism by Professor Adele Berlin introduces the reader to the colorful world of poetics (literary conventions) used in the construction of biblical narratives. Her book is divided into 6 parts: Poetics and Interpretation, Character and Characterization, Point of View, Poetics in the Book of Ruth, Poetic Interpretation and Historical-Critical Methods, and The Art of Biblical Narrative.
Adele Berlin is the Robert H. Smith Professor of Biblical Studies at the University of Maryland. She has written numerous books and articles on biblical literature.
- Prefacei. Poetics And Interpretationii. Character And Characterizationcharacter Typesmichalbathsheba In 2 Samuel 11bathsheba And Abishag In 1 Kings 1-2abigailsummary Of Character Typesdavid And His Womencharacterizationdescriptioninner Lifespeech And Actionscontrastcombining Characterization Techniquesiii. Point Of Viewnarrative With Multiple Points Of Viewthe Poetics Of Point Of Viewthe Narrator's Voicecharacters' Point Of View1. Naming2. Inner Life3. The Term Hinneh4. Circumstantial Clauses5. Direct Disourse And Narration6. Alternative Expressionscombining Points Of Viewiv. Poetics In The Book Of Ruthcharacterstypes Of Charactersnamingthe Uses Of The Word Hinnehquoting Previously Unreported Speechthe Narrator's Presencenarrative Structure1. The Abstract2. Orientation3. Complicating Action4. Evaluation5. Result Or Resolution6. Codav. Poetic Interpretation And Historical-critical Methodssource Criticismform Criticismthe Gilgamesh Epicvi. The Art Of Biblical Narrativeabbreviationsnotesnotes To Chapter Inotes To Chapter Iinotes To Chapter Iiinotes To Chapter Ivnotes To Chapter Vnotes To Chapter Vibibliographyindexesindex Of Biblical Passagesindex Of Authorsindex Of Subjects