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Bibil Identifier bibil:254104
Publication Type Journal article
Title (English, Long) Narrative Concept(s) of the Book of Numbers
Author Leveen, Adriane
Journal Hebrew Bible and Ancient Israel (Volume: 8, Issue: 3)
Year (Publication) 2019
Year (Original (1st Edition)) 2019
Year (Copyright) 2019
Year (Reference) 2019
Language English
Pages 240-256 Pages
Genre Original
Abstract Observing the shifts and reversals of plot in Numbers and its revelations of character, the sly asides and polemics of the narrator, and especially the explosive conflicts that permeate the journey after Sinai leads the reader to experience Numbers not only as an anthology of different sorts of biblical materials – laws, legends, poetry, censuses and travelogue – but as a comprehensive and bold warning about the obstacles in forming a people Israel as well as a map of how to do so. The tools of narratology illuminate the subtle art of biblical writers who succeed by skillfully weaving together scattered tales and outbursts into a meaningful and larger whole that engages its readers.
DOI 10.1628/hebai-2019-0018
Keywords Thesaurus BiBIL : Books of the Old Testament : Pentateuch : Numbers
Thesaurus BiBIL : Bible (as a whole) : Bible (as a whole) -- Hermeneutics - Methods : Methods : Synchronic Methods : Narratology
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