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 ...

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Bill C

Jun 21, 2020

Robert Alter

I have now bought two other books by this author from Alibris the one I am reviewing now is The Wisdom Books wow! Mr.Alter brings the Old Testament alive with butting in the Hebrew word that would be in the original text and then explains it.shed a different light on the Old Testament doesn't change anything we believe just a great new Love for our God would highly recommend this book and others that He wrote.

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