On Humour and the Comic in the Hebrew Bible
Athalya Brenner-Idan, Yehuda T. Radday
A&C Black, Oct 1, 1990 - Religion - 328 pages
In comparison with other literary aspects of the Old Testament, humour has suffered much scholarly neglect. The present collection of essays (by the editors and ten other authors) argues that humour is plentiful in biblical literature and that many passages, indeed even whole books, can be properly understood only when the humorous intention of the author is acknowledged. This collection is a particularly interesting, innovative and provocative one.
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