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How to Read the Bible as Literature . . . and Get More Out of It

, 2019
ISBN: 9780310536338
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If you want to rightly understand the Bible, you must begin by recognizing what it is: a composite of literary styles. It is meant to be read, not just interpreted. The Bible’s truths are embedded like jewels in the rich strata of story and poetry, metaphor and proverb, parable and letter, satire and symbolism. Paying attention to the literary form of a passage will help you understand the meaning and truth of that passage. How to Read the Bible as Literature takes you through the various literary forms used by the biblical authors. This book will help you read the Bible with renewed appreciation and excitement and gain a more profound grasp of its truths. Designed for maximum clarity and usefulness, How to Read the Bible as Literature includes:

  • sidebar captions to enhance organization
  • wide margins ideal for note taking
  • suggestions for further reading
  • appendix: "The Allegorical Nature of the Parables"
  • indexes of persons and subjects

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  • Title: How to Read the Bible as Literature . . . and Get More Out of It
  • Author: Leland Ryken
  • Publisher: Zondervan
  • Print Publication Date: 2019
  • Logos Release Date: 2020
  • Language: English
  • Resources: 1
  • Format: Digital › Ebook
  • Subject: Textbooks
  • ISBN: 9780310536338
  • Resource ID: LLS:WS_696A9CD73E91457BADDC8D79FB1203B8
  • Resource Type: Monograph
  • Metadata Last Updated: 2021-01-18T16:11:30Z

Leland Ryken (PhD, University of Oregon) served as professor of English at Wheaton College for more than 43 years. He has authored or edited more than three dozen books, including The Word of God in English, The Complete Literary Guide to the Bible, The ESV Literary Study Bible, and A Complete Handbook of Literary Forms in the Bible. He is a frequent speaker at the Evangelical Theological Society and served as literary stylist for the English Standard Version.


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    Digital list price: $16.99
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