The Art of Biblical Poetry

In The Art of Biblical Poetry, his companion to the seminal The Art of Biblical Narrative, Alter takes his analysis beyond narrative craft to investigate the use of Hebrew poetry in the Bible.

Author: Robert Alter

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 0465028195

Category: Religion

Page: 320

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Three decades ago, renowned literary expert Robert Alter radically expanded the horizons of biblical scholarship by recasting the Bible as not only a human creation but a work of literary art deserving studied criticism. In The Art of Biblical Poetry, his companion to the seminal The Art of Biblical Narrative, Alter takes his analysis beyond narrative craft to investigate the use of Hebrew poetry in the Bible. Updated with a new preface, myriad revisions, and passages from Alter's own critically acclaimed biblical translations, The Art of Biblical Poetry is an indispensable tool for understanding the Bible and its poetry.

Art and the Bible

In this book's classic essays, Francis A. Schaeffer first examines the scriptural record of the use of various art forms, and then establishes a Christian perspective on art.

Author: Francis A. Schaeffer

Publisher: InterVarsity Press

ISBN: 9780830874446

Category: Religion

Page: 96

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"The lordship of Christ should include an interest in the arts," writes Francis Schaeffer. "A Christian should use these arts to the glory of God, not just as tracts, mind you, but as things of beauty to the praise of God." Many Christians, wary of creating graven images, have steered clear of artistic creativity. But the Bible offers a robust affirmation of the arts. The human impulse to create reflects our being created in the image of a creator God. Art and the Bible has been a foundational work for generations of Christians in the arts. In this book's classic essays, Francis Schaeffer first examines the scriptural record of the use of various art forms, and then establishes a Christian perspective on art. With clarity and vigor, Schaeffer explains why "the Christian is the one whose imagination should fly beyond the stars."

The Art of the Bible

A beautiful and informative exploration of the illuminated manuscripts of the Bible over a millennium and across the globe, shedding new light on some of the most significant, yet rarely seen, paintings of the Middle Ages

Author: Scot McKendrick

Publisher:

ISBN: 9780500239476

Category:

Page: 336

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For two millennia the Bible has inspired the creation of art. Within this legacy of remarkable art and beauty, illuminated biblical manuscripts offer some of the best evidence for our understanding of early Christian painting and artistic interpretations of the Bible. This beautiful and important new book, compiled and written by two internationally renowned experts, immerses the reader in the world of illuminated manuscripts of the Bible. Through its pictures we are transported across 1,000 years of history, passing chronologically through many of the major centres of the Christian world. Starting in Constantinople in the East, the journey moves on to Lindisfarne in the North, to imperial Aachen, back to Canterbury, then to Carolingian Tours in western France. Later we view some of the riches of Winchester, Mozarabic Spain, Crusader Jerusalem, the Meuse valley, northern Iraq, Paris, London, Bologna, Naples, Bulgaria, the Low Countries, Rome and Persia. Our journey ends in Gondar, the capital of imperial Ethiopia. Fortyfive remarkable books - each a treasure in its own right - provide our itinerary through time and across continents. Together they enable us to explore and revel in the extraordinary art and beauty of illuminated biblical manuscripts, some of the finest but least-known paintings from the Middle Ages.

The Art of Bible Translation

In this brief book, award-winning biblical translator and acclaimed literary critic Robert Alter offers a personal and passionate account of what he learned about the art of Bible translation over the two decades he spent completing his own ...

Author: Robert Alter

Publisher: Princeton University Press

ISBN: 0691209146

Category: Bibles

Page: 152

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From the recipient of the National Jewish Book Award for Lifetime Achievement, a "hugely entertaining and irreverent" (Adam Gopnik, New Yorker) account of the art of translating the Hebrew Bible into English In this brief book, award-winning biblical translator Robert Alter offers a personal and passionate account of what he learned about the art of Bible translation during the two decades he spent completing his own English version of the Hebrew Bible. Showing why the Bible and its meaning can be brought to life in English only by re-creating the subtle and powerful literary style of the original text, Alter discusses the principal aspects of biblical Hebrew that any translator should try to reproduce: word choice, syntax, word play and sound play, rhythm, and dialogue. In the process, he provides an illuminating and accessible introduction to biblical style that also offers insights about the art of translation far beyond the Bible.

The Art of Biblical Narrative

In this seminal work, Alter describes how the Hebrew Bible's many authors used innovative literary styles and devices such as parallelism, contrastive dialogue, and narrative tempo to tell one of the most revolutionary stories of all time: ...

Author: Robert Alter

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 0465025552

Category: Religion

Page: 272

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From celebrated translator of the Hebrew Bible Robert Alter, the classic study of the Bible as literature, a winner of the National Jewish Book Award. Renowned critic and translator Robert Alter's The Art of Biblical Narrative has radically expanded our view of the Bible by recasting it as a work of literary art deserving studied criticism. In this seminal work, Alter describes how the Hebrew Bible's many authors used innovative literary styles and devices such as parallelism, contrastive dialogue, and narrative tempo to tell one of the most revolutionary stories of all time: the revelation of a single God. In so doing, Alter shows, these writers reshaped not only history, but also the art of storytelling itself.

The Art of Biblical History

This fifth volume in the Foundations of Contemporary Interpretation series is an exploration of both the historical nature of the Bible and the character of biblical history writing.

Author: V. Philips Long

Publisher: Zondervan

ISBN: 9780310431800

Category: Religion

Page: 248

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This fifth volume in the Foundations of Contemporary Interpretation series is an exploration of both the historical nature of the Bible and the character of biblical history writing. In view of recent trends in biblical studies, the age-old question of the relationship between history and faith must again take center stage in hermeneutical discussion. The Art of Biblical History seeks to address basic questions that all Bible readers might ask: Is the Bible a history book? What do we mean by "history" anyway? In what sense is biblical historicity important for faith? Are there guidelines for discovering what historical truth claims a particular passage may be making? The discussions take account of both current thinking among biblical scholars and the best insights of secular historians. The result is an attempt to describe biblical history writing as a kind of representational art and to commend a hermeneutical approach that does justice not merely to the historical or literary or theological character of the Bible, but to all three at once.

The Art of Biblical Poetry

Analyzes the structure, functions, and metaphors of the poetry in Psalms, Job, Proverbs, and other books of the Old Testament

Author: Robert Alter

Publisher: New York : Basic Books

ISBN: 9780465004317

Category: Poetry

Page: 228

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Analyzes the structure, functions, and metaphors of the poetry in Psalms, Job, Proverbs, and other books of the Old Testament

The Art of Reading Scripture

This important book is for a twenty-first-century church that seems to have lost the art of reading the Bible attentively and imaginatively.

Author: Ellen F. Davis

Publisher: Wm. B. Eerdmans Publishing

ISBN: 9780802812698

Category: Religion

Page: 334

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The difficulty of interpreting the Bible is felt all over today. Is the Bible still authoritative for the faith and practice of the church? If so, in what way? What practices of reading offer the most appropriate approach to understanding Scripture? The church's lack of clarity about these issues has hindered its witness and mission, causing it to speak with an uncertain voice to the challenges of our time. This important book is for a twenty-first-century church that seems to have lost the art of reading the Bible attentively and imaginatively. The Art of Reading Scripture is written by a group of eminent scholars and teachers seeking to recover the church's rich heritage of biblical interpretation in a dramatically changed cultural environment. Asking how best to read the Bible in a postmodern context, the contributors together affirm up front "Nine Theses" that provide substantial guidance for the church. The essays and sermons that follow both amplify and model the approach to Scripture outlined in the Nine Theses. Lucidly conceived, carefully written, and shimmering with fresh insights, The Art of Reading Scripture proposes a far-reaching revolution in how the Bible is taught in theological seminaries and calls pastors and teachers in the church to rethink their practices of using the Bible. Contributors: Gary A. Anderson Richard Bauckham Brian E. Daley Ellen F. Davis Richard B. Hays James C. Howell Robert W. Jenson William Stacy Johnson L. Gregory Jones Christine McSpadden R. W. L. Moberly David C. Steinmetz Marianne Meye Thompson

Art the Bible

Francis A. Schaeffer offers a biblical perspective on the arts.

Author: Francis August Schaeffer

Publisher: Intervarsity Press

ISBN:

Category: Religion

Page: 63

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Francis A. Schaeffer offers a biblical perspective on the arts.

Narrative Art in the Bible

This book offers a systematic and comprehensive review of the fundamental literary aspects of biblical narrative, investigating the characteristics and points of view of the narrator, the shaping of characters, the structure of the plot, ...

Author: Shimon Bar-Efrat

Publisher: A&C Black

ISBN: 0567084957

Category: Religion

Page: 295

View: 941

This book offers a systematic and comprehensive review of the fundamental literary aspects of biblical narrative, investigating the characteristics and points of view of the narrator, the shaping of characters, the structure of the plot, time and space, and finally the style. Many examples are provided to clarify the issues discussed as well as to shed fresh light on the narratives.

Narrative Art in the Bible

"This new series is designed with the needs of introductory level students in mind.

Author: Shimeon Bar-Efrat

Publisher: A&C Black

ISBN: 1850751331

Category: Bible

Page: 295

View: 888

"This new series is designed with the needs of introductory level students in mind. It will also appeal to general readers who want to be better informed about the latest advances in our understanding of the Bible and of the intellectual, political and religious world in which it was formed." "The authors in this series bring to light the methods and insights of a whole range of disciplines - including archaeology, history, literary criticism and the social sciences - while also introducing fresh insights and approaches arising from their own research."--BOOK JACKET.

The Art of Teaching the Bible

Blair outlines practical steps for becoming a better adult teacher.

Author: Christine Eaton Blair

Publisher: Geneva Press

ISBN: 9780664501488

Category: Religion

Page: 138

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Blair outlines practical steps for becoming a better adult teacher. She empowers adult Bible study teachers by showing how adults learn best, giving teachers a better understanding of the nature of scripture, and providing teachers with an effective and usable model for teaching. (Christian)


The Art of Life Holy Bible A Visual Celebration Hardcover

This delightful new edition to the NLT lineup will appeal to a segment of the market that is looking for something fresh in their Bible-reading experience.

Author: Tyndale

Publisher:

ISBN: 1496437837

Category: Bibles

Page: 1440

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NLT Art of Life Holy Bible from 2K/Denmark is an innovative idea that makes the Bible accessible and fits the New Living Translation well. It effectively combines the characteristics of an easy-to-read Bible with the visual nature of a wide-margin Bible, and it offers journaling and artistic expression opportunities for readers. NLT Art of Life Holy Bible features 450 original hand-drawn illustrations in a unique style that encourages contemplation and visual interaction with the Word. The illustrations relate the Word of God directly to the world of God drawing visual relevance of the Bible to our world. The illustrations cover three categories: Many flowers, plants and trees in the Bible Many animals in the Bible Artistic "portraits" of 150 of the most important people in the Bible Each illustration is accompanied by a brief caption connecting the illustration to the Bible. The pacing of the illustrations and variations (from full-page to column-wide to margin-size) will offer visual relief and interest, resulting in a Bible that users will want to leave open much like a coffee-table book. This delightful new edition to the NLT lineup will appeal to a segment of the market that is looking for something fresh in their Bible-reading experience.


God s Word in Stone

Each of the six sessions includes: • Selecting the Stone—an introductory, group-building activity that gives members an opportunity to share opinions about the main theme of study • Roughing out the Image—an examination of the work, ...

Author: Joe Garland

Publisher: Standard Publishing

ISBN: 0784724881

Category: Religion

Page: 64

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For centuries, the Bible's dramatic accounts have inspired artists to express the beauty, emphasize the power, and elaborate on the meaning of God's Word. Each elective study in the Through Artists' Eyes series is designed to help people connect classic art to the Bible and then apply the truths discovered to their own lives. In God's Word in Stone you'll experience the artistry of six masterpieces of sculpture while discovering and discussing the scriptural inspiration behind each one. You'll explore the lives of Moses, Habakkuk, Haggai, Mary Magdalene, Paul the apostle, and the apostles. Each of the six sessions includes: • Selecting the Stone—an introductory, group-building activity that gives members an opportunity to share opinions about the main theme of study • Roughing out the Image—an examination of the work, life, and thoughts of the artist • Polishing the Art—a Bible study that places the work of the artist within biblical context • Displaying the Masterpiece—discussion questions that encourage group members to apply the principles of the study to daily life Additionally, each study features margin notes, tips for projecting the art, definitions of art terms, and suggested supplemental resources for further exploration.


Art as Biblical Commentary

In Part I, Exum elaborates on her approach and offers a personal testimony to the value of visual criticism. Part 2 examines in detail the story of Hagar in Genesis 16 and 21.

Author: J. Cheryl Exum

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 0567685195

Category: Religion

Page: 288

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Art as Biblical Commentary is not just about biblical art but, more importantly, about biblical exegesis and the contributions visual criticism as an exegetical tool can make to biblical exegesis and commentary. Using a range of texts and numerous images, J. Cheryl Exum asks what works of art can teach us about the biblical text. 'Visual criticism' is her term for an approach that addresses this question by focusing on the narrativity of images-reading them as if, like texts, they have a story to tell-and asking what light an image's 'story' can shed on the biblical narrator's story. In Part I, Exum elaborates on her approach and offers a personal testimony to the value of visual criticism. Part 2 examines in detail the story of Hagar in Genesis 16 and 21. Part 3 contains chapters on erotic looking and voyeuristic gazing in the stories of Bathsheba, Susanna, Joseph and Potiphar's wife and the Song of Songs; on the distribution of renown among Jael, Deborah and Barak; on the Bible's notorious women, Eve and Delilah; and on the sacrificed female body in the stories of the Levite's wife (Judges 19) and Mary the mother of Jesus.

The Bible and Art Perspectives from Oceania

This volume takes readers on a fascinating journey through the visual arts of Aotearoa New Zealand, Australia and the Pacific Islands, contemplating the multivocal dialogues that occur between these artistic media and the texts and ...

Author: Caroline Blyth

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 0567673308

Category: Religion

Page: 288

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This volume takes readers on a fascinating journey through the visual arts of Aotearoa New Zealand, Australia and the Pacific Islands, contemplating the multivocal dialogues that occur between these artistic media and the texts and traditions of the Bible. With their distinctively antipodean perspectives, contributors explore the innovative ways that both creators and beholders of Oceanic arts draw upon their contexts and cultures in order to open up creative engagements with the stories, themes and theologies of the biblical traditions. Various motifs weave their way throughout the volume, including antipodean landscapes and ecology, (post)colonialism, philosophy, Oceanic spiritualities and the often contested engagements between western and indigenous cultures. Within this weaving process, each essay invites readers to contemplate these various forms of visual culture through Oceanic eyes, and to appreciate the fresh insights that this process can bring to reading and interpreting the biblical traditions. The result is a rich and interdisciplinary array of conversations that will capture the attention of readers within the fields of biblical reception studies, cultural studies, theology and art history.

The Art of The Saint John s Bible

From the time that pages of The Saint John's Bible began touring in major exhibitions nearly a decade ago, people have been moved, captivated, and inspired by this stunning work of modern sacred art.

Author: Susan Sink

Publisher: Liturgical Press

ISBN: 0814691943

Category: Religion

Page: 392

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From the time that pages of The Saint John's Bible began touring in major exhibitions nearly a decade ago, people have been moved, captivated, and inspired by this stunning work of modern sacred art. But they often have questions about the illuminations that are scattered throughout the Bible, especially as they first become familiar with it. Why was a certain Scripture passage chosen for illumination rather than another? What materials and source imagery are behind the illuminations? The Art of The Saint John's Bible provides answers to these important questions and many others. Initially published in a series of three volumes, each book has now been revised by the author and included together in this helpful single volume. SinceThe Saint John's Bible is now complete, Susan Sink makes connections between recurring images and motifs throughout the work and reflects on the images with a view to the whole. Her book promises to intensify and expand the experience of all who come in contact with The Saint John's Bible.