Literary Introductions to the Books of the Bible

By Leland Ryken

Literary Introductions to the Books of the Bible

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Literary Introductions to the Books of the Bible

By Leland Ryken

In this comprehensive and systematic volume, renowned literary expert Leland Ryken introduces readers to the specific themes, patterns, and techniques used by the biblical authors. A companion to Ryken’s A Complete Handbook of Literary Forms in the Bible, this practical guidebook will equip you to interpret each book of the Bible through the lens of its literary forms and features—helping you faithfully read, understand, and teach the Bible with greater insight.


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Leland Ryken (PhD, University of Oregon) served as professor of English at Wheaton College for nearly 50 years. He has authored or edited over fifty books, including The Word of God in English and A Complete Handbook of Literary Forms in the Bible. He is a frequent speaker at the Evangelical Theological Society's annual meetings and served as literary stylist for the English Standard Version Bible.


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Table of Contents:

  1. The Bible as a Whole
  2. Genesis
  3. Exodus
  4. Leviticus
  5. Numbers
  6. Deuteronomy
  7. Joshua
  8. Judges
  9. Ruth
  10. 1 Samuel
  11. 2 Samuel
  12. 1 Kings
  13. 2 Kings
  14. 1 Chronicles
  15. 2 Chronicles
  16. Ezra
  17. Nehemiah
  18. Esther
  19. Job
  20. Psalms
  21. Proverbs
  22. Ecclesiastes
  23. Song of Solomon
  24. Isaiah
  25. Jeremiah
  26. Lamentations
  27. Ezekiel
  28. Daniel
  29. Hosea
  30. Joel
  31. Amos
  32. Obadiah
  33. Jonah
  34. Micah
  35. Nahum
  36. Habakkuk
  37. Zephaniah
  38. Haggai
  39. Zechariah
  40. Malachi
  41. Matthew
  42. Mark
  43. Luke
  44. John
  45. Acts
  46. Romans
  47. 1 Corinthians
  48. 2 Corinthians
  49. Galatians
  50. Ephesians
  51. Philippians
  52. Colossians
  53. 1 Thessalonians
  54. 2 Thessalonians
  55. 1 Timothy
  56. 2 Timothy
  57. Titus
  58. Philemon
  59. Hebrews
  60. James
  61. 1 Peter
  62. 2 Peter
  63. 1 John
  64. 2 John
  65. 3 John
  66. Jude
  67. Revelation

Specifications:

Category: Biblical Studies
Commentaries & Reference
Format: Paperback
Page Count: 576
ISBN-10: 1-4335-4217-X
ISBN-13: 978-1-4335-4217-6
Size: 6.0 in x 9.0 in
Weight: 26.9 ounces
Published: October 31, 2015