The Wisdom Books: Job, Proverbs, and Ecclesiastes: A Translation with Commentary
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First time in paperback: “One of the most ambitious literary projects of this or any age.”—Adam Kirsch, New Republic
Here in Robert Alter's bold new translation are some of the most magnificent works in world literature. The astounding poetry in the Book of Job is restored to its powerful ancient meanings and rhythms. The creation account in its Voice from the Whirlwind is beautiful and incendiary. By contrast, a serene fatalism suffuses Ecclesiastes with a quiet beauty, and the pithy maxims of Proverbs impart a worldly wisdom that is satirically shrewd. Each of these books addresses the universal wisdom that the righteous thrive and the wicked suffer in a rational moral order; together they are essential to the ancient canon that is the Hebrew Bible.
This book is so bad I actually wanted to open it up and spit on it.
- Category: Bible Studies
- Published: Oct 11, 2010
- Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company
- Seller: W. W. Norton
- Print Length: 416 Pages
- Language: English