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Beyond Form Criticism

Essays in Old Testament Literary Criticism

Edited by Paul R. House

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Beyond Form Criticism

Essays in Old Testament Literary Criticism

Edited by Paul R. House

Tracing the development, current state, and future of Old Testament literary criticism, this volume gathers seminal articles that demonstrate the major methods and introduce the significant figures of this approach to biblical study.

 

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Tracing the development, current state, and future of Old Testament literary criticism, this volume gathers seminal articles that demonstrate the major methods and introduce the significant figures of this approach to biblical study.

Series Preface

Editors’ Preface

Abbreviations

‘Introduction’

Paul R. House - The Rise and Current Status of Literary Criticism of the Old Testament

‘Scripture and Literary Criticism’

Introduction

David J. A. Clines - Story and Poem: The Old Testament as Literature and as Scripture

Krister Stendahl - The Bible as a Classic and the Bible as Holy Scripture

‘Rhetorical Analysis’

Introduction

James Muilenburg - Form Criticism and Beyond

J. Kenneth Kuntz - Psalm 18: A Rhetorical-Critical Analysis

‘Structuralist Analysis’

Introduction

Richard Jacobson - The Structuralists and the Bible

Jean Calloud - A Few Comments on Structural Semiotics: A Brief Review of a Method and Some Explanation of Procedures

Daniel Patte and Judson F. Parker - A Structural Exegesis of Genesis 2 and 3

‘Formalism and Narrative’

Introduction

1. Methodology: Robert Alter - A Literary Approach to the Bible

2. Structure: Shimon Bar-Efrat - Some Observations on the Analysis of Structure in Biblical Narrative

3. Plot: Barbara Green - The Plot of the Biblical Story of Ruth

4. Characterization: Adele Berlin - Characterization in Biblical Narrative: David’s Wives

5. Narration: Meir Sternberg - The Bible’s Art of Persuasion: Ideology, Rhetoric, and Poetics in Saul’s Fall

6. Genre: J. Cheryl Exum and J. Williams Whedbee - Isaac, Samson, and Saul: Reflections on the Comic and Tragic Visions

‘Analysis of Hebrew Poetry’

Introduction

Adele Berlin - The Grammatical Aspect of Biblical Parallelism

J. Cheryl Exum - Of Broken Pots, Fluttering Birds, and Visions in the Night: Extended Simile and Poetic Technique in Isaiah

‘Reader-Response Analysis’

Introduction

Robert M. Fowler - Who Is ‘The Reader’ in Reader Response Criticism?

Willem S. Vorster - Readings, Readers, and the Succession Narrative: An Essay on Reception

‘The Future of Old Testament Literary Criticism’

Introduction

1. Narrative: David M. Gunn - New Directions in the Study of Biblical Hebrew Narrative

2. Poetry: Mona West - Looking for the Poem: Reflections on the Current and Future Status of the Study of Biblical Hebrew Poetry

Index of Authorities

Index of Scripture References

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