The Reader's Bible, A Narrative: Selections from the King James Version
Princeton University Press, 11 трав. 2021 р. - 640 стор.
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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Thus God speaks to Moses as Moses is leading his flock near Horeb, he speaks to David in the course of ruling his people, and he speaks to the New Testament magi as they are about their business of observing the stars.
This silence of God can be even more appalling than the thunder of the prophets, for so long as the prophets speak there is some communication between the people and God. But whether through prophecy or silence, the point is the same.
This concern is evident throughout: the prophets speak directly to historical events and challenges; the lyrics of the psalmists have clear relevance to the response of men to particular experiences; the writers of the New Testament ...
27 And Abraham answered and said, Behold now, I have taken upon me to speak unto the Lord, which am but dust and ashes: 28 Peradventure there shall lack five of the fifty righteous: wilt thou destroy all the city for lack of five?
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The Reader's Bible, a Narrative: Selections from the King James Version
Roland Mushat Frye
Обмежений попередній перегляд - 1977