Biblical Narrative Is Ambiguous (and Why That’s a Good Thing)

This might make your toes curl up inside your shoes, but the narratives of the Bible are ambiguous. Just to be clear, I am not saying that the Bible is false, untrue, misleading, or culturally confined. But its stories are ambiguous. Perhaps you remember being introduced to literary tools in your high school English class–simile,Continue reading “Biblical Narrative Is Ambiguous (and Why That’s a Good Thing)”

‘The Art of Biblical Narrative’ by Robert Alter

Some books you read straight through from cover to cover in one sitting.  Some books you struggle through over the course of several months, eventually giving up long before the end.  Some books require that you consume them in small chewable amounts. The Art of Biblical Narrative by Robert Alter is of the last variety. Continue reading “‘The Art of Biblical Narrative’ by Robert Alter”