Reading Biblical Narrative: An Introductory Guide

TitleReading Biblical Narrative: An Introductory Guide
Publication TypeBook
Year of Publication1999
AuthorsFokkelman, Jan P., and Ineke Smit
Number of Pages216
PublisherWestminster John Knox Press

Narrator, characters, action, hero, quest, plot, time and space, entrances and exits--these are the essential components of all narrative literature. This authoritative and engaging introduction to the literary features of biblical narrative and poetry will help the reader grasp the full significance of these components, allowing them to enter more perceptively into the narrative worlds created by the great writers of the Bible.

2 Kgs. 4:1-7, ABCCBA, ABCABC; Gen. 37:18-33, ABCDXDCBA; 27:1-28:5, ABCABC, ABCCBA; 1 Sam. 9:1-10:16, ABCDEDCBA; 1 Kgs. 1:5-53, ABCCXCCBA; Judg. 19:11-14, ABXBA