Posts Tagged ‘1 sam’

  • Direct speech in biblical narratives

    Feb 15, 13 • 1 Samuel, Jonah, Narrative, RuthComments Off on Direct speech in biblical narratives
    Direct speech in biblical narratives

    There are many ways in which the story-tellers of the Bible ensure that their tellings are lively and engaging. One is through the way they report speech. There is usually more “direct speech” (where the words of a character are “quoted”) then “indirect speech” (where the teller tells us the gist of what the character [&hellip...

  • Humour in the Bible: Part 2: Still Introducing Saul

    Apr 20, 07 • 1 Samuel, Humour, Narrative2 Comments
    Humour in the Bible: Part 2: Still Introducing Saul

    Here’s a second instalment of Saul’s introduction… if when you are listening you have a Bible handy, open it to 1 Sam 9:11ff. [NB the screencast below includes both parts. Unlike the audio which sticks to the 5 minute format...

  • Humour in the Bible: Part 1: Introducing Saul

    Apr 19, 07 • 1 Samuel, Humour, Narrative6 Comments
    Humour in the Bible: Part 1: Introducing Saul

    This is the first of what might need to be a long series! Just to do justice to the introduction of Saul in 1 Sam 9 I’ll need at least 2 posts… except the “video”¬† version is a bumper compendium edition that merges parts 1 & 2 together&#...