Who Wrought the Bible?: Unveiling the Bible's Aesthetic Secrets

Who Wrought the Bible Unveiling the Bible s Aesthetic Secrets Approaching the Hebrew Bible as a work of literary art Yair Mazor examines its many genres including historical narratives poetic narratives poetry psalms and songs Line drawings from a late nin

  • Title: Who Wrought the Bible?: Unveiling the Bible's Aesthetic Secrets
  • Author: Yair Mazor
  • ISBN: 9780299228446
  • Page: 300
  • Format: Paperback
  • Approaching the Hebrew Bible as a work of literary art, Yair Mazor examines its many genres, including historical narratives, poetic narratives, poetry, psalms, and songs Line drawings from a late nineteenth century Bible illustrate many of the most famous scenes in scripture, suggesting another aesthetic layer of the text By breaking the Bible into constituent parts, MaApproaching the Hebrew Bible as a work of literary art, Yair Mazor examines its many genres, including historical narratives, poetic narratives, poetry, psalms, and songs Line drawings from a late nineteenth century Bible illustrate many of the most famous scenes in scripture, suggesting another aesthetic layer of the text By breaking the Bible into constituent parts, Mazor traces the range of its writing styles, reconfiguring the work as a literary collage and an artistic masterpiece He shows how the aesthetics of the texts that comprise the Bible serve its over arching message, and he develops a literary portrait of its authors by decoding their cryptic aesthetic devices.

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    1. I had the pleasure of studying Hebrew and literary criticism under Professor Yair Mazor and Who Wrought the Bible is Mazor s application of literary criticism to the Hebrew Bible In particular, he is interested in teasing out how the biblical authors harness aesthetic devices and compositional rhetoric to serve the bible s ideological message.There are a few real gems in this work His first introduction yes, there are two explores what art and literature are from a philosophical and definitional [...]

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