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The Journal of Literary History and Theory
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ON THE CATEGORY OF AUTHORSHIP IN THE BIBLE

Peshkov I.V.

Abstract

The article analyses the Bible from the point of view of its connection with M.M. Bakhtin’s concept of authorship. Some analogies between the Old Testament and the elements of the emerging fiction are found. Attempts to introduce the image of the narrator in the Pentateuch of Moses are described in particular detail. However, the separation of the author and the hero in these texts, as in the other books of the Old Testament, is still very far away. The New Testament becomes the real matrix of literary and artistic authorship, but this matrix only really starts to work with the advent of Shakespeare.

Keywords

M.M. Bakhtin; Bible; Old Testament; New Testament; literary and artistic authorship.

For citation

Peshkov, I.V. “On the Category of Authorship in the Bible”, Literaturovedcheskii zhurnal, no. 2(62), 2023, pp. 170–180. (In Russ.) DOI: 10.31249/litzhur/2023.62.10

DOI: 10.31249/litzhur/2023.62.10

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