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Narrative Obtrusion in the Hebrew Bible.

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Subject: Bible > Criticism, interpretation, etc.
Genre: Electronic books.
Electronic books.

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  • ISBN: 9781451487459
  • ISBN: 1451487452
  • ISBN: 9781451482119
  • ISBN: 1451482116
  • Physical Description: 1 online resource (231 pages).
  • Publisher: Lanham : Fortress Press, 2014.

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Bibliography, etc. Note: Includes bibliographical references and index.
Formatted Contents Note: Narrative Obtrusion in the Hebrew Bible; Dedication; Contents; List of Figures; Abbreviations; Introduction; Narrative Economy, Artistry, and the Literary Imagination; Omniscience and Obtrusiveness; The Narrative Obstrusion of Judges 14:4; Reader Response, Narrator Foresight, and Foreclosure; Selected Examples of Omniscience and Obtrusiveness in Ancient Near Eastern Literature; Conclusion; Appendix A: Selected Obtrusions from the Hebrew Bible; Appendix B: Some More Obtrusions Not Covered In This Study; Bibliography; Index.
Summary: Narrators of the Hebrew Bible generally allow their stories to proceed while relying on characters and dialogue to provide necessary information. Paris calls attention to when the story teller "breaks frame" to provide information or direct reader understanding, preventing undesirable construals or interpretations of the story. After surveying the phenomenon in the Hebrew Bible and other ancient Near Eastern literature, Paris focuses on the Deuteronomistic History. Paris argues that attention to narrative obtrusion offers an entry point into the world of the narrator and redefines aspects of n.
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