BiblioFiles Episode #28: Understanding the Bible as Literature

This is a weighty topic. Not only is the Bible a major foundational text for the Western tradition, but for those who see it as the inspired Word of God, so much more is riding on understanding this text than on others. However, God chose to communicate to us through language, even telling us that his Son is the Logos or Word himself. Therefore there might be something to be gained by understanding the literary elements that the inspired authors used to communicate their message. We were asked to talk about this subject by a BiblioFiles listener, and we hope to begin a conversation that does it justice.

Referenced Works:

Reflections on the Psalms by C.S. Lewis

The Literary Study Bible edited by Leland Ryken

The Book of Ruth, ESV translation

The David Story, The Five Books of Moses, The Book of Psalms, The Book of Genesis, and The Wisdom Books: Job, Proverbs, and Ecclesiastes ranslations with commentary by Robert Alter


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