Friday, April 13, 2007

ESV Literary Study Bible

The English Standard Version will soon have another edition, The Literary Study Bible. Its editors are Leland Ryken and Philip Ryken. They describe its purpose thus:
“Any piece of writing needs to be assimilated and interpreted in terms of the kind of writing that it is,” write the coeditors. “The Bible is a literary book in which theology and history are usually embodied in literary forms. Those forms include genres, the expression of human experience in concrete form, stylistic and rhetorical techniques, and artistry. . . . [The use of these forms] has been inspired by God and [they] need to be granted an importance in keeping with that inspiration.”
Sounds like a good idea.

Source: ESV Bible Blog: Coming Soon: The ESV Literary Study Bible

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