“A careful reader of the Gospel is able to uncover the author’s motives and intentions while at the same time making connections between the images in the Gospel with other images, or ‘truths’, presented in the Talmudic ‘library'”

True storytellers never tell, they show. Michael Riffaterre uses the concept of “fictional truth” and “truthful novels” to reveal how competent storytellers create worlds for the reader to enter into by building upon images they[…]

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