Words of Delight

Words of Delight

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In this introduction to Scripture, Leland Ryken organizes biblical passages into literary genres including narratives, poetry, proverbs, and drama, demonstrating that knowledge of a genre's characteristics enriches one's understanding of individual passages. Ryken offers a volume brimming over with wonderful insights into Old and New Testament books and passages--insights that have escaped most traditional commentators.The New Testament was written by people steeped in the Old Testament, which is one of the most literary books in the world. ... Bartletta#39;s Familiar Quotations to aid him, we can conclude that he had a firsthand acquaintance with Greek literature and knew ... to be literary whenever the writer makes use of metaphor, simile, symbol, hyperbole, apostrophe, personification, allusion, ... The most famous example is the discourses of Jesus: Beware of false prophets, who come to you in sheepa#39;s.

Title:Words of Delight
Author: Leland Ryken
Publisher:Baker Books - 1993-02-01

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