Reading Prophetic Narratives


Published by: Indiana University Press

384 Pages, 6.00 x 9.00 x 0.00 in

  • Hardcover
  • 9780253332271
  • Published: December 1997


  • eBook
  • 9780253114334
  • Published: December 1997


" . . . a superb example of modern Orthodox Jewish biblical interpretation." —Interpretation

"This detailed and intriguing work represents years of thought and meticulous analysis as well as a fresh reading of several familiar prophetic narratives found in the OT." —The Catholic Biblical Quarterly

". . . this book contains well-argued and thoughtful literary readings . . . Simon is thoroughly versed in the secondary literature but has managed to write a volume accessible to both scholars and informed general readers . . ." —Choice

Noted biblical scholar Uriel Simon undertakes a systematic study of prophetic narratives in the Bible. He focuses on seven stories (including Samuel's call to prophecy, Saul at Endor, and David and Bathsheba), analyzing their form and structure, their rhetorical devices, their descriptions of character and motive, their narrative techniques—in short, on the ways in which the stories are told.