This book examines, in preliminary fashion, the determinate nature of key narrative spaces within the Hebrew aesthetic. It privileges the notion of "narrative space" above other aspects of the text, treating "space" itself as determinate within the biblical text.
Introduction: Toward an Aesthetics of Biblical Hebrew Narrative 1. “A Cudgel by Itself Kills”: A Proppian Critique of Biblical Narratology 2. Determining Space in Biblical Hebrew Narrative 3. “How Awesome Is This Place!” 4. The Hebrew Weltanschauung 5. Narrative Space and the Structure of Creation 6. Determining Space in the Book of Ruth 7. Conclusion