Biblical Narratives Revisited


“Philip Esler’s book seeks to probe the mindset of ancient Israelite readers, to uncover their cultural presuppositions and to reveal the patriarchal, patrilocal and patrilinear structures in which their narratives make sense.”

Esler’s Sex, Wives, and Warriors: Reading Biblical Narrative with its Ancient Audience walks us through a number of the Bible’s dramatic stories, highlighting how the tales reflect the “seven basic plots common to all world literature.”

(Via The Millions)

Lisa Dusenbery is the former managing editor of The Rumpus. More from this author →