Cracking Old Testament Codes: A Guide to Interpreting the Literary Genres of the Old Testament Paperback – June 6, 1995
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The first chapter is a general overview of genre study and how it can impact interpretation. After that, each chapter addresses an individual genre. The key features of each genre are presented and discussed. Then the chapter usually ends with a "case study."
The authors also do a good job of including a bibliography for further reading. Overall a very good introduction to the impact that genre studies can have on biblical interpretation.
For anyone who has read "How to Read the Bible For All Its Worth", this book will be a good supplement to it.
The book on the whole does a good job of pointing out general principles about each genre, such as the nature of a proverb as compared to narrative. There are boatloads of false teachings that would be eradicated if their proponents would simply understand what is in this book.
I wouldn't say the book is a must-read, but it's pretty close, not because of its quality (although it is indeed good), but because of the nature of the book. It teaches us what we should already know.