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The literary structure of the Old Testament

a commentary on Genesis-Malachi

by David A. Dorsey

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Published by Baker Books in Grand Rapids, MI .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Bible. O.T. -- Commentaries,
  • Bible as literature

  • Edition Notes

    Includes bibliographical references (p. 329-330).

    StatementDavid A. Dorsey.
    Classifications
    LC ClassificationsBS1151.2 .D67 1999
    The Physical Object
    Pagination330 p. ;
    Number of Pages330
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL44659M
    ISBN 100801021871
    LC Control Number99040433

    : The Literary Structure of the Old Testament: A Commentary on Genesis-Malachi () by Dorsey, David A. and a great selection of similar New, Used and Collectible Books available now at great prices/5(66). Start studying Encountering the Old Testament: Chapter 7. Learn vocabulary, terms, and more with flashcards, games, and other study tools. its place in the literary structure of Leviticus, and its significance. Portions of the book of Leviticus served as an instruction manual for the Old Testament .

    pride and arrogance. This literature warns us of our evil nature and desires. Poetry: These are the prose and rhyme books such as Psalms, Song of Solomon, and Lamentations. Poetry is found mostly in the Old Testament and is similar to modern poetry. Since it is a different language of Hebrew, the Bible’s poetry can be very. ISBN: OCLC Number: Description: pages ; 27 cm: Contents: pt. 1: Introduction --Literary units --Arrangement of units --Structure and meaning --Value of structural analysis --pt. 2: Book of the law of Moses --Book of the law: historical prologue: Geneses Exodus --Book of the law: treaty at Sinai: Exodus Numbers --Book of the law.

    lar to the Greek literary form of paraenesis, or ethical in-struction. In the Old Testament, ethical instruction takes sev-eral forms. It is found in the legal material of Exodus, Leviticus, and Deuteronomy. It is imbedded in the narra-tives of Genesis and the historical books. Prophetic oracles many times contain ethical instruction. But the. What is the literary structure of the book of Deuteronomy. The structure is a five part concentric pattern known as "chiasm": 1) The outer frame: A look backward (chapters ) Encountering the Old Testament: Chapter 7 13 Terms. katelyn_olivier. Encountering the Old Testament: Chapter 6 8 .


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The literary structure of the Old Testament by David A. Dorsey Download PDF EPUB FB2

An immensely helpful book when looking at literary structures and themes in the Old Testament. It is a must when looking for an outline of a particular book or text. The only drawbacks: sometimes Dorsey's chiasms seem somewhat forced ([ ]), the binding does not hold up well for a paperback.

Mine is by: Exploring the Literary Structure of the Old Testament The Old Testament Story is designed for readers with little or no knowledge of the Old Testament.

It provides complete background detail as it follows the story told by the Old Testament/Hebrew Bible.

In addition, it examines the separate biblical books and illustrates their literary structure. This is a rather amazing book which gives guides to the literary structure of the Old Testament book by book, with structures derived from patterns generally found in ancient Near Eastern literature 5/5(2).

Literary structures between the books of the Bible Literary structure between Gospel of John and Revelation (Updated /6/9) Old Testament: New Testament: Apocrypha: Book of Genesis (Updated /11/10) Book of Exodus (Updated /2/4). What we need is a guide to help us see the literary structure that permeates the Old Testament and clarifies the meaning of each Old Testament book.

David Dorsey has provided such a guide. The author opens the book with a brief historical survey of the various approaches to understanding the structure of the Old Testament. Dorsey proceeds book-by-book through the entire Old Testament, identifying the structure and offering commentary as to how it clarifies the text's meaning.

He illuminates the "big picture" of each book, providing a framework for further study."This book will become a standard reference tool for all serious students of the Bible."--Temper Longman III, Westmont College5/5(2). Developing an understanding of the New Testament's structure, in particular, is crucial for all Christians since it is the New Testament that is the basis for doctrine in the Christian Church.

While the Old Testament is based on the Hebrew Bible, the New Testament is devoted to the life and teachings of Jesus Christ. Timeline of the Old Testament. The stories of the Old Testament take place over a period of 2, years.

The books of the Old Testament, though, are not necessarily placed in chronological order. This is why many Christian teens get confused about the stories in the Old Testament.

Chronology, Author, and Length. The final division occurs within the literary genres, which are grouped by chronology, author, and length. For example, the historical books of the Old Testament follow a chronological history of the Jewish people from the time of Abraham (Genesis) to Moses (Exodus) to David (1 and 2 Samuel) and beyond.

The Old Testament (abbreviation: OT; the "Old Covenant") was written in ancient Hebrew; short sections in the books Daniel and Esra have also been written in Aramaic.

The OT consists of 3 divisions or parts: the Law (Hebrew Torah), the Prophets (Nevi'im), and the other Writings (Ketuvim). Based on the initial letters "TNK", the Hebrews. After a very instructive twenty-nine page introduction to biblical literary structure, the author organizes his analyses of biblical structure book by book (English order) of the Old Testament Scriptures.

As he states in his Preface: "At first I planned to include analyses of all the books of the Old Testament/5. - Buy The Literary Structure of the Old Testament: A Commentary on Genesis-Malachi book online at best prices in India on Read The Literary Structure of the Old Testament: A Commentary on Genesis-Malachi book reviews & author details and more at Free delivery on qualified orders/5(33).

This book is a guide to help us see the literary structure that permeates the Old Testament and clarifies the meaning of each Old Testament book.

It opens with a brief historical survey of the various approaches to understanding the structure of the Old Testament and then examines what is meant by the term literary structure the author gives examples of how the structure of a given text 5/5(1).

An immensely helpful book when looking at literary structures and themes in the Old Testament. It is a must when looking for an outline of a particular book or text. The only drawbacks: sometimes Dorsey's chiasms seem somewhat forced ([ ]), the binding does not hold up well for a paperback.

Mine is split/5(39). : Literary Structure of the Old Testament () by Dorsey, David A and a great selection of similar New, Used and Collectible Books available now at great prices/5(65).

Buy Literary Structure of the Old Testament: A Commentary on Genesis-Malachi by Dorsey, David A (ISBN: ) from Amazon's Book Store. Everyday low prices and free delivery on Reviews: David A. Dorsey is the author of The Literary Structure of the Old Testament ( avg rating, 71 ratings, 8 reviews, published ), Fourth Down in Dun /5.

Dorsey, David A. (), The Literary Structure of the Old Testament: A Commentary on Genesis-Malachi, Grand Rapids, MI: Baker Books, ISBNOCLC ; Douglas, Mary (). Thinking in Circles: an essay on ring composition. New Haven, CT: Yale University Press. ISBN But before one undertakes a study of any single OT book, it is helpful to get a panoramic picture of the historical periods lying behind OT literature, of the ways this litera- ture came into existence, and of the kinds of literature in- volved.

This introductory volume is. As a result, describing the biblical stories through literary terminology remains an important way of understanding the significance of the Old Testament as literature. Structure and Composition. The Old Testament contains thirty-six books, three of which are separated into two volumes, rendering a total of thirty-nine individual books.

Read Online The Literary Structure Of The Old Testament and Download The Literary Structure Of The Old Testament book full in PDF formats.Designed for students with little or no knowledge of the Old Testament, this text provides complete background detail as it follows the story told by the Old Testament/Hebrew Bible.

Examines the separate biblical books and illustrates the literary structure of each of the books of the Protestant Christian Old Testament/Hebrew Bible.The Literary Structure of the Old Testament gives a great overview of the use of literary patterns found to be common in the OT.

It also covers each book of the OT in some detail. Why should we care about the literary patterns in the OT? The ancient Hebrew author used them to communicate meaning. And if you want to know what an OT author was /5(35).