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The Hebrew Bible as Literature

Tod Linafelt.

May 2016; p ublished online May 2016 .

Book. Subjects: Religion in the Ancient World; Religion and Art, Literature, and Music. 128 pages.

The Hebrew Bible, or Christian Old Testament, can be celebrated as among the classics of world literature. The stories of Jacob and David present the earliest surviving examples of literary...

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Introduction

Tod Linafelt.

in The Hebrew Bible as Literature

May 2016; p ublished online May 2016 .

Chapter. Subjects: Religion in the Ancient World; Religion and Art, Literature, and Music. 2669 words.

Toward the end of the twentieth century a genuine, sustained appreciation of the Bible’s literary art—regardless of its historical veracity or of its religious value—arose. The Introduction...

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