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Strong As Death Is Love - The Song of Songs, Ruth, Esther, Jonah, and Daniel, A Translation with Commentary (Hardcover) Loot Price: R422
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Strong As Death Is Love - The Song of Songs, Ruth, Esther, Jonah, and Daniel, A Translation with Commentary (Hardcover): Robert...

Strong As Death Is Love - The Song of Songs, Ruth, Esther, Jonah, and Daniel, A Translation with Commentary (Hardcover)

Robert Alter

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These five late biblical books offer readers a range of pleasures not usually associated with the Bible. They are artful, entertaining literary works innovative, even startling. Women often stand center stage. Song of Songs is a celebration of young love, frankly sensuous, with no reference to God or covenant. It offers some of the most beautiful love poems of the ancient world. The story of Queen Esther s shrewd triumph is a secular entertainment that mixes farce with sly sexual comedy. The character of Ruth embodies the virtues of loyalty, love, and charity in a harmonious world. Enigma replaces harmony in Daniel, whose feverish night dreams envision the end of time. And the traditions of prophecy are recast in the tale of a fish that, on God s command, swallows Jonah and imprisons him in its dark wet innards for three days. Alter s translation restores the original power of these popular books."

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Imprint: W W Norton & Co Inc
Country of origin: United States
Release date: March 2015
First published: March 2015
Translators: Robert Alter
Dimensions: 244 x 165 x 23mm (L x W x T)
Format: Hardcover - Cloth over boards
Pages: 256
ISBN-13: 978-0-393-24304-8
Categories: Books > Humanities > Religion & beliefs > Christianity > The Bible > Old Testament
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LSN: 0-393-24304-4
Barcode: 9780393243048

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