The Bible's many voices / Michael Carasik.
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|Subject:||Bible. Old Testament > Criticism, interpretation, etc.
Bible. Old Testament.
Bible -- Criticism, interpretation, etc.
Bible. Old Testament -- Criticism, interpretation, etc.
Catholic Church -- Doctrines.
- ISBN: 9781461957966
- ISBN: 1461957966
- ISBN: 9780827611610
- ISBN: 0827611617
- ISBN: 9780827611344
- ISBN: 082761134X
- Physical Description: 1 online resource
- Publisher: Lincoln : University of Nebraska Press, 
|Bibliography, etc. Note:|| Includes bibliographical references and index.
|Formatted Contents Note:|| The sound of the biblical voices -- Historical voices -- Theological voices -- Legal voices -- Prophetic voices -- Women's voices -- Voices of the wise -- Foreign voices -- Voices of song and legend -- Echoes and reverberations.
|Summary:|| The most common English translations of the Bible often sound like a single, somewhat archaic voice. In fact, the Bible is made up of many separate books composed by multiple writers in a wide range of styles and perspectives. It is, as Michael Carasik demonstrates, not a remote text reserved for churches and synagogues but rather a human document full of history, poetry, politics, theology, and spirituality. Using historic, linguistic, anthropological, and theological sources, Carasik helps us distinguish between the Jewish Bible's voices-the mythic, the histori.
|Source of Description Note:|| Print version record.