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

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

By: Alter Robert

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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.

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

Author Name: Alter Robert

Categories: Bible Reference,

Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company: October 2011

ISBN Number: 0393340538

ISBN Number 13: 9780393340532

Binding: Trade Paperback

Book Condition: Used - Very Good

Seller ID: 394890