The Reader's Bible, A Narrative: Selections from the King James Version
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Understanding the Bible as an account of the unfolding revelation of God to humankind through history, Roland Mushat Frye suggests that the many sub-plots, monologues, and reflections of the Bible compose a coherent story that continues through both the Old and New Testaments. "The convictions of the Bible, to be sure, are the convictions of religion and ethics," he writes, "but the methods are the methods of literature." Carefully arranging a selection of excerpts that comprise approximately one-fourth of the entire Bible, he enables the reader to follow chronologically the main narrative as well as the most significant asides. With introductory and explanatory material providing transition and background information, the reader progresses from book to book as from chapter to chapter in a novel. Thus, this is called The Reader's Bible because it may be read as a narrative, as a story that unifies consecutive events through which the character of God gradually unfolds.
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Notable in modern fiction, too, is Thomas Mann's group of four novels entitled Joseph and His Brothers (1934–44). The Middle Ages were especially productive of Biblical drama, much of which is readily available in print today.
8 And Cain talked with Abel his brother: and it came to pass, when they were in the field, that Cain rose up ... 11 And now art thou cursed from the earth, which hath opened her mouth to receive thy brother's blood from thy hand.
21 And his brother's name was Jubal: he was the father of all such as handle the harp and organ. 22 And Zillah, she also bare Tubal-cain, an instructor of every artificer in brass and iron; and the sister of Tubal-cain was Naamah.
5 And surely your blood of your lives will I require: at the hand of every beast will I require it, and at the hand of man; at the hand of every man's brother will I require the life of man. 6 Whoso sheddeth man's blood, ...
5 And Abram took Sarai his wife, and Lot his brother's son, and all their substance that they had gathered, and the souls that they had gotten in Haran; and they went forth to go into the land of Canaan; and into the land of Canaan they ...
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Exodus Leviticus Numbers
Joshua Judges Ruth
Judges 131 Ruth
First Samuel 154 Second Samuel 198 First Kings
First Kings 238 Second Kings
The Prophets and Nehemiah
Luke John Acts
Romans First Corinthians Philippians Galatians
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The Reader's Bible, a Narrative: Selections from the King James Version
Roland Mushat Frye
Обмежений попередній перегляд - 1977