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The author examines repeated patterns in Old Testament narratives with particular focus on action sequences including those that involve punishment, rescue, achievement, reward, announcement, and prohibition. Culley uses examples from 1 Samuel, 1–2 Kings, Judges, Joshua, Genesis, and Exodus.
- Treatment of stories in the Pentateuch and the historical books
- Diagrams illustrating action sequences
- Introduction focused on the study of biblical narrative
Robert C. Culley (1932–2013) was Professor Emeritus, Faculty of Religious Studies, at McGill University.