Category Archives: TNK/Tanach/Tanakh

[First posted in 2012.  This is from:  The Literary Guide to the Bible, eds. Robert Alter and Frank Kermode. Reformatting and highlights added.]   ——————   The Canon Frank Kermode   This chapter  offers some explanation of the processes by which the Bible came to include the books it does—insofar as that can be done […]

The Bible as “Literature” – 2 – Introduction to the ‘Old Testament’

[First posted in 2013.  For what it’s worth for those who wish to read The Bible as ‘Literature’, these excerpts from The Literary Guide to the Bible, eds. Alter and Kermode, offer a different approach to reading this book of antiquity, not as ‘religious” or “sacred text” but more as literary pieces, some even masterpieces, worthy to […]

Read more