The English Bible as Literature

The English Bible as Literature

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The religious associations surrounding the Bible make it difficult for the general reader to appreciate, in its full purity, the value which the Scriptures bear as literature, and as an epic in no way inferior, in cultural worth, to the greatest works of Greece and Rome. Dealing as it does with elementary passions and principles, the English Bible is, in the authora€™s view, the greatest book of all the ages. This book, first published in 1931, will be of interest to students of literature and religious studies.It is an acrostic poem, the severest form of Hebrew versification. ... nothing to fill the aphorisms but some good quantity of observation; and therefore no man can suffice, nor in reason will attempt to write aphorisms, but that he is sound and grounded. ... the light is sweet, and a pleasant thing it is for the eyes to behold the .

Title:The English Bible as Literature
Author:Charles Allen Dinsmore
Publisher:Routledge - 2015-07-24


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