Narrative Obtrusion in the Hebrew Bible  -     By: Christopher T. Paris
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Narrative Obtrusion in the Hebrew Bible

Fortress Press / 2014 / Paperback

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Narrative critics of the Hebrew Bible often describe the biblical narrators as "laconic," "terse," or "economical." The narrators generally remain in the background, allowing the story to proceed while relying on characters and dialogue to provide necessary information to readers. On those occasions when these narrators add notes to their stories, scholars may characterize such interruptions as "asides" or redactions.

Christopher T. Paris calls attention to just these narrative interruptions, in which the story teller "breaks frame" to provide information about a character or even in order to direct reader understanding and, Paris argues, to prevent undesirable construals or interpretations of the story.

After surveying the phenomenon of omniscient narration and narrative obtrusiveness in the Hebrew Bible and other ancient Near Eastern literature, Paris focuses on the Deuteronomistic History. Here the narrator occasionally obtrudes into the narrative to manage or deflect anticipated reader questions and assumptions, sometimes invoking the divine, sometimes protecting a favored character, in an interpretive stance that Paris compares with the commentary provided by later rabbis and in the Targums. Attention to narrative obtrusion offers an entry point into the world of the narrator, Paris argues, and thus promises to redefine aspects of narrative criticism.

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Format: Paperback
Number of Pages: 176
Vendor: Fortress Press
Publication Date: 2014
Dimensions: 6 X 9 (inches)
ISBN: 1451482116
ISBN-13: 9781451482119
Series: Emerging Scholars

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