Narrative Obtrusion in the Hebrew Bible Paperback

by Christopher T. Paris;

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Narrative Obtrusion in the Hebrew Bible

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Narrative critics of the Hebrew Bible often describe the biblical narrators as "laconic," "terse," or "economical." The narrators generally remain in the background, allowing the story to proceed while relying on characters and dialogue to provide necessary information to readers. On those occasions when these narrators add notes to their stories, scholars may characterize such interruptions as "asides" or redactions. Christopher T. Paris calls attention to just these narrative interruptions, in which the story teller "breaks frame" to provide information about a character or even in order to direct reader understanding and, Paris argues, to prevent undesirable construals or interpretations of the story. Paris focuses on the Deuteronomistic History. Here the narrator occasionally obtrudes into the narrative to manage or deflect anticipated reader questions and assumptions, sometimes invoking the divine, sometimes protecting a favored character, in an interpretive stance that Paris compares with the commentary provided by later rabbis and in the Targums.

Narrative Obtrusion in the Hebrew Bible by Christopher T. Paris was published by Fortress Press,U.S. in July 2014. The ISBN for Narrative Obtrusion in the Hebrew Bible is 9781451482119.

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Details for Narrative Obtrusion in the Hebrew Bible

Page last updated 3rd December 2016
Author / Artist
Book FormatPaperback
PublisherFortress Press,U.S. (July 2014)
Number of Pages176
Thickness12 mm
Height228 mm
Width152 mm
Product Code4285729
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