Focalization in the Old Testament Narratives with Specific Examples from the Book of Ruth

by Konstantin Nazarov

Since Gérard Genette first coined the term in 1972, focalization has been recognized as one ofthe key concepts in contemporary understandings of narrative. However, in the field of biblical studies, the concept has been largely overlooked. Dr. Konstantin Nazarov seeks to rectify this oversight, exploring the implications of focalization on Old Testament narratology. Utilizing the work of Wolf Schmid and Valeri Tjupa to develop his methodology – and examining the book of Ruth as a case study – Nazarov demonstrates the value of focalization in furthering the appreciation and understanding of biblical texts.

This is an excellent resource for students of narratology, biblical studies scholars, or anyone seeking to better understand the narratives of Scripture.


About the Author

KONSTANTIN NAZAROV has a PhD in Biblical Studies from the University of Chester, UK. He is Assistant Professor of Old Testament at TCM International Institute, Sattelbach, Austria, as well as the director of the Apostle Paul Evangelical Christian Centre, Moscow, Russia, where he supervises the publishing of Christian literature for church leaders.

Book Information

  • Author: Konstantin Nazarov
  • ISBN: 9781839732157
  • Category: Global Perspectives, Academic
  • Region: World
  • Publisher: Langham Publishing
  • Publishing Date: 07/31/2021
  • Number of Pages: 320


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