Book Title: Elements of Biblical Narrative

Subtitle: A Brief Introduction with an Analysis of the Red Sea Story

Authors: Harry Hagan, OSB

Book Description: This brief introduction (12,000 words) surveys the basic elements of narrative found in the Bible and uses the Red Sea Story (Exod 13:17–14:31) for its examples. The monograph concludes with an analysis of that story to show how the pieces work together to create the power of narrative.

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This brief introduction (12,000 words) presents the elements of biblical narrative and uses the Red Sea Story (Exod 13:17-14:31) for its examples. These elements include the following: tension and resolution, thematic and realistic narrative;  author, narrator, and world view; narrative time and space, flat and round characters, basic plots, especially the battle narrative along with repetition, sequence, retardation, and gaps. The essay concludes with an analysis of the Red Sea Story to show how these elements work together to create the power of a story.

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Harry Hagan, OSB

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Elements of Biblical Narrative by Harry Hagan, OSB, © Saint Meinrad Archabbey is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 4.0 International License, except where otherwise noted.

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Criticism & exegesis of sacred texts

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Title
Elements of Biblical Narrative
Authors
Harry Hagan, OSB
License

Icon for the Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 4.0 International License

Elements of Biblical Narrative by Harry Hagan, OSB, © Saint Meinrad Archabbey is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 4.0 International License, except where otherwise noted.

Unless indicated otherwise, Scripture quotations are from New Revised Standard Version Bible: Catholic Edition, copyright © 1989, 1993 National Council of the Churches of Christ in the United States of America. Used by permission. All rights reserved worldwide.

Primary Subject
Criticism & exegesis of sacred texts
Publisher
PALNI Press
Publication Date
August 28, 2021