This book honors the role of God as storyteller and explores how God's inspired authors carefully select and present an event so as to instill it with meaning. In order to deepen our appreciation of the storyteller's craft, this book surveys the traditional categories of narrative criticism to see how the design of scene, plot, characterization, narration, time, and wordplay shape the story we read. But the reader will also find a considerable portion of this book devoted to a new form of narrative analysis-narrative geography.
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Author Biography - John A. Beck
John A. Beck is a former associate professor of Hebrew and Old Testament at Concordia University Wisconsin who has written extensively about the function of geography in biblical narratives, including the "Geography" entry in Dictionary for Theological Interpretation (Baker Academic Press, 2006). Currently a guide in Israel for Bible World Seminars, he is the author of The Land of Milk and Honey (Concordia Academic Press, 2006).