Desire and Promise in Genesis

Hugh C. White

Article Type: Article

Publication Date: 4/1/1994

Issue: Genesis (Vol. 14, No 2, Spring, 1994)

People describe the style of the biblical narrative as “economical,” or “epic,” or perhaps as “realistic,” but none of these terms assists us much in bridging the gap between the experience of reading the typical modern literary work and the experience of reading Genesis. This article attempts to bridge that gap by comparing some of the features that engage our reading of modern narratives with their specific counterparts in Genesis.

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