How to Read the Bible as Literature   -     By: Leland Ryken
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How to Read the Bible as Literature

Zondervan / 1984 / Paperback

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Have you ever considered the Bible's role as great literature? Exploring various literary forms and devices found in Scripture, students will learn how understanding concepts such as poetic parallelism, metaphors and similes, heroic narrative, suspense, and conflict can enhance their grasp of God's truth. 208 pages, softcover from Zondervan.

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Format: Paperback
Vendor: Zondervan
Publication Date: 1984
Dimensions: 8 X 5.25 X .5 (inches)
ISBN: 0310390214
ISBN-13: 9780310390213
UPC: 025986390211
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Publisher's Description

A guide to the literary aspects of the Bible, this book surveys such biblical forms as narrative, poetry, proverb, gospel, parable, and epistle. It also discusses the literary unity of the Bible.

Author Bio

Leland Ryken (PhD, University of Oregon) is professor of English at Wheaton College in Illinois, where he has twice received the "teacher of the year" award.

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  1. Anthony Shuler
    5 Stars Out Of 5
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    February 28, 2011
    Anthony Shuler
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    This book is loaded with valuable information. It teaches about The Bible and how it was written in order to allow one to better understand it. At the same time you will learn a great deal about literature in general. Whether you want to better understand what The Bible teaches, about The Biblical text or just literature in general this is a good book.

  2. Paige-Patric Samuels
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    March 16, 2009
    Paige-Patric Samuels

    This is a great book to read,it is a wonderful introduction to the world of biblical literature. It opens up the floodgate of wonderful insights into biblical genre, irony satire et al. Ryken has done a wonderful work in this little book. It provides an open profactory to larger works on this subject.

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