In this comprehensive and systematic volume, renowned literary expert Leland Ryken introduces readers to the specific themes, patterns, and techniques used by the biblical authors. A companion to Ryken's Handbook of Literary Forms in the Bible, this practical guidebook will equip you to interpret each book of the Bible through the lens of its literary forms and features--helping you faithfully read, understand, and teach the Bible with greater insight.
"In any piece of writing, there is no content without the form in which it is expressed. Without the story or poem, for example, there is no message. . . . If the message is embodied in a form, we first need to master the form."
--from the Preface