A volume of collected essays that explores what we can learn about the producers and readers of biblical books by looking
into matters of language, rhetoric, style, and ideology. What do they teach us about these literati's world of knowledge and
imagination, about the issues they had in mind and the ways they came to deal with them through authoritative literature?
The book includes essays on such issues as whether linguistic theories can solve literary-critical problems, on what is "late
biblical Hebrew," on parallelism and noun groups in biblical poetry, and the communicative meaning of some linguistic choices.