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The Wisdom Books - Job, Proverbs, and Ecclesiastes: A Translation with Commentary (Hardcover) Loot Price: R608
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The Wisdom Books - Job, Proverbs, and Ecclesiastes: A Translation with Commentary (Hardcover): Robert Alter

The Wisdom Books - Job, Proverbs, and Ecclesiastes: A Translation with Commentary (Hardcover)

Robert Alter

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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 account of creation in its Voice from the Whirlwind is beautiful and incendiary an unforgettable challenge to the place of man in the universe. The serene fatalism that construes life as ephemeral and without purpose suffuses Ecclesiastes with a quiet beauty. The pithy maxims of Proverbs impart a worldly wisdom that is still sound and satirically shrewd.

Each of these books conveys and undermines 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. In Alter s translation they regain the energy and force of the original, enhancing their ongoing relevance to the lives of modern readers."

General

Imprint: W W Norton & Co Inc
Country of origin: United States
Release date: September 2010
First published: October 2010
Authors: Robert Alter
Dimensions: 244 x 168 x 36mm (L x W x T)
Format: Hardcover - Cloth over boards
Pages: 416
ISBN-13: 978-0-393-06812-2
Categories: Books
LSN: 0-393-06812-9
Barcode: 9780393068122

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