The Reader's Bible, A Narrative: Selections from the King James Version
Princeton University Press, 2021 M05 11 - 640 pages
Understanding the Bible as an account of the unfolding revelation of God to humankind through history, Roland Mushat Frye suggests that the many sub-plots, monologues, and reflections of the Bible compose a coherent story that continues through both the Old and New Testaments. "The convictions of the Bible, to be sure, are the convictions of religion and ethics," he writes, "but the methods are the methods of literature." Carefully arranging a selection of excerpts that comprise approximately one-fourth of the entire Bible, he enables the reader to follow chronologically the main narrative as well as the most significant asides. With introductory and explanatory material providing transition and background information, the reader progresses from book to book as from chapter to chapter in a novel. Thus, this is called The Reader's Bible because it may be read as a narrative, as a story that unifies consecutive events through which the character of God gradually unfolds.
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10 And God called the dry land Earth; and the gathering together of the waters
called he Seas: and God saw that it was good. 11 And God said, Let the earth
bring forth grass, the herb yielding seed, and the fruit tree yielding fruit after his
God looked upon the earth, and, behold, it was corrupt; for all flesh had corrupted
his way upon the earth. 13 And God said unto Noah, The end of all flesh is come
before me; for the earth is filled with violence through them; and, behold, I will ...
17 And the flood was forty days upon the earth; and the waters increased, and
bare up the ark, and it was lifted up above the earth. 18 And the waters prevailed,
and were increased greatly upon the earth; and the ark went upon the face of the
abated from off the earth. 12 And he stayed yet other seven days, and sent forth
the dove, which returned not again unto him any more. 13 And it came to pass in
the six hundredth and first year, in the first month, the first day of the month, the ...
14 And it shall come to pass, when I bring a cloud over the earth, that the bow
shall be seen in the cloud: 15 And I will remember my covenant, which is
between me and you and every living creature of all flesh; and the waters shall
no more ...
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