The Life And Literature Of The Ancient Hebrews Volume 76; V. 738

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byLyman Abbott

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1901 Excerpt: ...to ascribe to the elaborate weaving of a plot in drama, or in a work of fiction, and we find a well devised denouement. Every thread and fibre is wrought into its place in the fabric, and there is nothing irrelevant." The Book of Esther. A New Translation with Notes, etc., by John W. Haley, M. A. 2 It is the only book in the Bible in which the name of Qod does not appear. historian obtained his knowledge of the facts in the minute detail with which he records them. Who was present to hear the conference between Haman and Ahasuerus; the colloquy between the king and the queen in the first banquet; the conversation between Haman and his wife; the question of the king to the king's chamberlains; the conversation between Haman and the king; and the plea of Esther for the life of herself and her people?1 It is very probable, indeed almost certain, that the story has an historical basis, but it is equally certain from the very structure of the narrative itself that the story has been told with the freedom of the romancer, who was using the material for literary and moral effect, not for a scientific purpose. A fifth type of fiction, Satirical Romance, is afforded by the Book of Jonah. Of this book there are three interpretations: first, that it is history, and all the events took place exactly as narrated; secondly, that it is allegory, that Jonah represents the Jewish people, the fish the heathen lands, the capture of Jonah by the fish the captivity, the vomiting of Jonah out upon the land again the return from captivity; third, that it is a satirical romance, written for the purpose of satirizing the narrowness of the Jewish religion, and teaching the wideness of God's love.2 This latter 1 Est. iii. 8-11; T. 6-S, 14; vi. 3, 7-10; To 3-6. 2 For the first or...

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1901 Excerpt: ...to ascribe to the elaborate weaving of a plot in drama, or in a work of fiction, and we find a well devised denouement. Every th...

Format:PaperbackDimensions:102 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.21 inPublished:May 16, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

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