A Literary Bible

A Literary Bible

Book - 2009
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Baker & Taylor
A best-selling author and renowned bible scholar presents a new translation of the Hebrew Scriptures that explains how, when and by whom the various books of the bible were written, providing readers with a more contemporary literary experience.

Perseus Publishing
A Jewish sage once said of the original Bible, "Turn it and turn it, for everything is in it." David Rosenberg has done just this and thus created A Literary Bible, a breathtaking translation that sets a new standard for reading and interpreting the Hebrew Scriptures.

Until the present moment, translators have presented a homogeneous Bible in uniform style ? even as the various books within it were written by different authors, in diverse genres and periods, stretching over many centuries. Now, Rosenberg’s artful translation restores what has been left aside: the essence of imaginative creation in the Bible.

In A Literary Bible, Rosenberg presents for the first time a synthesis of the literary aspect of the Hebrew Bible ? showing how, when, and by whom the various books of the Bible were written, and allowing the reader to experience each book in discrete and contemporary idiom, as if it were written in modern times.

Beautifully rendered, Rosenberg's meticulous translation is a significant addition to the understanding of the greatest narrative of all time ? one that is sure to be loved by laypeople and religious scholars alike.


Book News
American poet and Old Testament scholar Rosenberg offers a version, part verse and part prose, of The Torah, The Prophets, and what he calls The Scrolls. Introducing each book, he discusses its historical, religious, and literary features. In final essays, he explores how the Bible came about and how this book came about. Annotation ©2010 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

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Experience each book of the Bible as if it were written for our time. Rosenberg's magisterial translation forces us to ask again-- and at last in literary terms-- why the Bible remains a crucial foundation of our culture.
Presents a new translation of the Hebrew Scriptures that explains how, when and by whom the various books of the Bible were written, providing readers with a more contemporary literary experience.

Publisher: Berkeley, CA : Counterpoint, 2009
ISBN: 9781582435145
Branch Call Number: 220.5209 LITER
Additional Contributors: Rosenberg, David 1943-

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