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Working from the conviction that Genesis can be read as a coherent whole, this commentary foregrounds the sophistication of Hebrew narrative art, in particular its depiction of plot and character, and the interpretative possibilities raised by its intertextuality. Apparently simple and independent episodes emerge as complex and interconnected, constantly challenging readers to readjust their assessments of characters and expectations of plot development. Approaching the text predominantly from a 'first-time' reader's perspective, the narrative's surprises, ironies and innovations are underscored.
Meet the Author
Laurence A Turner
Laurence A. Turner (Ph.D., University of Sheffield) is Principal Lecturer in Old Testament and Research Degrees Director at Newbold College, Bracknell, UK.
He is the author of Announcements of Plot in Genesis (The Library of Hebrew Bible/Old Testament Studies; Genesis, Second Edition(Readings - A New Biblical Commentary); Back to the Present: Encountering Genesis in the 21st Century and is co-editing a forthcoming Inter-Varsity Press book on preaching the Old Testament, titled He began with Moses: Preaching the Old Testament today
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