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date: 20 July 2019

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This article considers assessments of biblical prose in the early modern period. The Bible was less often assessed for its style than for its efficacy, its personal and political turning of men and women to God's providential purposes. While the pen-men of scripture, from its poets to its gruff prophets, might be more or less able to turn a phrase neatly, and while in ineffable manner they might be the prophetic channel for the Holy Spirit, they remained human and their texts remained ephemeral, material, and subject to decay and tampering.

Keywords: English prose, biblical prose, prose style, biblical aesthetic, biblical rhetoric

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