IRONY IN THE OLD TESTAMENT by Edwin M. Good

IRONY IN THE OLD TESTAMENT

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KIRKUS REVIEW

Believing that preoccupation with exegesis and exposition of the Bible has led to the neglect of the value of reading it as literature, the author takes the concept of Irony, as a literary device, and employs it as an instrument for the study of significant parts of the Old Testament. After an introductory chapter in which the meaning of Irony is identified by recourse to ancient and modern literary sources, the book develops the Ironical in the book of Jonah; the story of Saul; the book of Genesis with respect to the stories of ash, Abraham, Jacob, and Joseph; First Isaiah; Quheleth (which the author prefare to Ecelesi""); and Job. Considerable textual apparatus is along with commentary that ranges from the scholarly to lighter Irony bears witness to a context of life, the author , and one of the view of the world The author is pro.both to and of literary interest.

Pub Date: Feb. 15th, 1965
Publisher: Westminster