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The Wisdom Books: Job, Proverbs, and Ecclesiastes: A Translation with Commentary

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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 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.

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First time in paperback: "One of the most ambitious literary projects of this or any age."--Adam Kirsch,

About the Author

Robert Alter was awarded the Los Angeles Times Book Prize for Lifetime Achievement and the PEN Center Literary Award for Translation. He is the Class of 1937 Professor of Hebrew and Comparative Literature at the University of California, Berkeley, and has published many acclaimed works on the Bible, literary modernism, and contemporary Hebrew literature.

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ISBN:
9780393340532
Author:
Alter, Robert (trn)
Publisher:
W. W. Norton & Company
Author:
Alter, Robert
Subject:
Bible - General
Subject:
Christianity-Bible Commentary
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Publication Date:
20111031
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TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Pages:
416
Dimensions:
8.25 x 5.5 in

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