This book is volume 9 in a series of 24 volumes that will present, according to a standard outline and methodology, a form-critical analysis of every book or unit of the Old Testament. Long begins this volume with a discussion of the nature of historical literature and a survey of its important genres: list, report, story and history. He then focuses on 1 Kings as an example of historical literature, first analyzing the book as a whole and then unit by unit, discussing structure, genre, setting, and intention. The work is enhanced by extensive bibliographies and a glossary of genres and formulas which offers clear, thorough definitions with examples. - Back cover.Also, dialogue and dramatic touches may give the writing a certain literary appeal and imaginative quality. ... On the one hand is fiction, which lays a aquot;claim to a place in the chain of causation and the realm of moral consequen- tiality that ... Rather, the aim would be to recount events as they were thought to have occurred and with a feeling for their meaning in the ... which would have been historical stories, lists, reports, and the like a according to some cohering rubric of intelligibility.
|Author||:||Burke O. Long|
|Publisher||:||Wm. B. Eerdmans Publishing - 1984|