Do you ever read the Bible as literature? Have you explored its narrative structure or noticed how its characters, themes, and genres compliment and amplify the text? Christians are well-accustomed to reading the Bible devotionally and theologically, but not enough of us have spent the rewarding time unpacking it as a literary work. And, to be honest, it’s hard to know where to begin.
The Literary Study Bible, edited by Leland and Philip Ryken, is still a unique resource and a good starting place for appreciating the inspired Word of God as the literary masterpiece that it is. (Sample content from the book of Genesis.)
- An extensive introduction to the Bible outlining strategies for reading the Bible as literature
- Introductions explaining the genre, literary intentions, and theological themes of each Bible book
- Study notes that guide the reader through a literary reading of the text
- A glossary containing explanations of dozens of literary terms
We hope you find this to be a useful tool for your study of the most read literary work of all time.