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.
... as in the posing of a wife as a sister in Genesis 12:10–20, 20:1-16, and 26:6–11, or in the disagreement as to how many animals were to be taken on the ...
25 And they were both naked, the man and his wife, and were not ashamed. MAN'S SELF-DEIFICATION 3 Now the serpent was more subtile than any beast of the ...
20 And Adam called his wife's name Eve; because she was the mother of all living. 21 Unto Adam also and to his wife did the Lord God make coats of skins, ...
19 And Lamech took unto him two wives: the name of the one was Adah, and the name of ... 25 And Adam knew his wife again; and she bare a son, and called his ...
7 And Noah went in, and his sons, and his wife, and his sons' wives with him, into the ark, because of the waters of the flood. 8 Of clean beasts, ...
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