Song and Story in Biblical Narrative

Song and Story in Biblical Narrative

The History of A Literary Convention in Ancient Israel

eBook - 1997
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..."" a book which asks and answers a new, interesting question, using a rich range of biblical and humanistic methodologies."" -- Journal of Biblical Literature

This book examines a literary form within the Bible that has slipped through the cracks of modern scholarship: the mixing of song and story in biblical narrative. Journeying from ancient Egyptian battle accounts to Aramaic wisdom texts to early retellings of biblical tales in the Dead Sea Scrolls, Jewish-Hellenistic literature, and rabbinic midrash, Steven Weitzman follows the history of this form from its origins as a congeries of different literary behaviors to its emergence as a self-conscious literary convention.

Publisher: Bloomington : Indiana University Press, ©1997.
ISBN: 9780585104744
Characteristics: 1 online resource (xiv, 209 pages).


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