A landmark event: the complete Hebrew Bible in the award-winning translation that delivers the stunning literary power of the original. 3 maps. Capturing its brilliantly compact poetry and finely wrought, purposeful prose, Alter renews the Old Testament as a source of literary power and spiritual inspiration.
The Hebrew Bible: A Translation with Commentary Vol. Three-Volume Set #ad - Featuring alter’s generous commentary, which quietly alerts readers to the literary and historical dimensions of the text, this is the definitive edition of the Hebrew Bible.
The Art of Bible TranslationPrinceton University Press #ad - An award-winning biblical translator reflects on the art of capturing the literary power of the Bible in EnglishIn this brief book, award-winning biblical translator and acclaimed literary critic Robert Alter offers a personal and passionate account of what he learned about the art of Bible translation over the two decades he spent completing his own English version of the Hebrew Bible.
Alter’s literary training gave him the advantage of seeing that a translation of the Bible can convey the text’s meaning only by trying to capture the powerful and subtle literary style of the biblical Hebrew, something the modern English versions don’t do justice to. In the process, he provides an illuminating and accessible introduction to biblical style that also offers insights about the art of translation far beyond the Bible.
The Art of Bible Translation #ad - The bible’s style, “is not some sort of aesthetic embellishment of the ‘message’ of Scripture but the vital medium through which the biblical vision of God, history, society, human nature, politics, Alter writes, and moral value is conveyed. And, as the translators of the King James Version knew, the authority of the Bible is inseparable from its literary authority.
For these reasons, syntax, rhythm, word play and sound play, and Alter discusses the principal aspects of style in the Hebrew Bible that any translator should try to reproduce: word choice, the Bible can be brought to life in English only by re-creating its literary virtuosity, and dialogue.
The Art of Biblical NarrativeBasic Books #ad - In so doing, alter shows, these writers reshaped not only history, but also the art of storytelling itself. In this seminal work, alter describes how the hebrew Bible's many authors used innovative literary styles and devices such as parallelism, contrastive dialogue, and narrative tempo to tell one of the most revolutionary stories of all time: the revelation of a single God.
From celebrated translator of the hebrew bible robert alter, the classic study of the Bible as literature, a winner of the National Jewish Book AwardRenowned critic and translator Robert Alter's The Art of Biblical Narrative has radically expanded our view of the Bible by recasting it as a work of literary art deserving studied criticism.
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The Art of Biblical PoetryBasic Books #ad - In the art of biblical poetry, his companion to the seminal The Art of Biblical Narrative, Alter takes his analysis beyond narrative craft to investigate the use of Hebrew poetry in the Bible. Basic Books AZ. Three decades ago, renowned literary expert Robert Alter radically expanded the horizons of biblical scholarship by recasting the Bible as not only a human creation but a work of literary art deserving studied criticism.
Basic Books AZ. Updated with a new preface, and passages from Alter's own critically acclaimed biblical translations, myriad revisions, The Art of Biblical Poetry is an indispensable tool for understanding the Bible and its poetry.
The New Testament: A TranslationYale University Press #ad - The early christians’ sometimes raw, astonished, and halting prose challenges the idea that the New Testament affirms the kind of people we are. Hart reminds us that they were a company of extremists, radical in their rejection of the values and priorities of society not only at its most degenerate, but often at its most reasonable and decent.
To live as the new testament language requires, to have here no enduring city, “Christians would have to become strangers and sojourners on the earth, ” he writes, to belong to a Kingdom truly not of this world. And we surely cannot do that, can we?” Basic Books AZ. Basic Books AZ. From one of our most celebrated writers on religion comes this fresh, bold, and unsettling new translation of the New Testament David Bentley Hart undertook this new translation of the New Testament in the spirit of “etsi doctrina non daretur, ” “as if doctrine is not given.
The New Testament: A Translation #ad - Reproducing the texts’ often fragmentary formulations without augmentation or correction, he has produced a pitilessly literal translation, one that captures the texts’ impenetrability and unfinished quality while awakening readers to an uncanniness that often lies hidden beneath doctrinal layers.
The Book of Psalms: A Translation with CommentaryW. W. Norton & Company #ad - A cornerstone of the scriptural canon, the Book of Psalms has been a source of solace and joy for countless readers over millennia. His learned and insightful commentary illuminates the obscurities of the text. Alter’s the book of psalms captures the simplicity, the physicality, and the coiled rhythmic power of the Hebrew, restoring the remarkable eloquence of these ancient poems.
This timeless poetry is beautifully wrought by a scholar whose translation of the Five Books of Moses was hailed as a “godsend” by Seamus Heaney and a “masterpiece” by Robert Fagles. Basic Books AZ. Basic Books AZ. W w norton Company. One of newsweek’s best books of the Year and winner of the Robert Kirsch Award for Lifetime Achievement.
Genesis: Translation and CommentaryW. W. Norton & Company #ad - Basic Books AZ. Alter's translation honors the meanings and literary strategies of the ancient Hebrew and conveys them in fluent English prose. Here is ?the ?Genesis for our generation and beyond. Robert fagles genesis begins with the making of heaven and earth and all life, and ends with the image of a mummy―Joseph's―in a coffin.
. Used book in Good Condition. In between come many of the primal stories in western culture: adam and eve's expulsion from the garden of Eden, Noah and the Flood, Cain's murder of Abel, Abraham's binding of Isaac, the covenant of God and Abraham, Isaac's blessing of Jacob in place of Esau, the destruction of Sodom and Gomorrah, the saga of Joseph and his brothers.
Genesis: Translation and Commentary #ad - W w norton Company. In robert alter's brilliant translation, husbands and wives, eldest and younger brothers, God and his chosen people, these stories cohere in a powerful narrative of the tortuous relations between fathers and sons, the people of Israel and their neighbors. It recovers a genesis with the continuity of theme and motif of a wholly conceived and fully realized book.
Basic Books AZ. His insightful, fully informed commentary illuminates the book in all its dimensions.
Womanist Midrash: A Reintroduction to the Women of the Torah and the ThroneWestminster John Knox Press #ad - Basic Books AZ. Used book in Good Condition. This unique and imaginative work is grounded in serious scholarship and will expand conversations about feminist and womanist biblical interpretation. Gafney employs a solid understanding of womanist and feminist approaches to biblical interpretation and the sociohistorical culture of the ancient Near East.
Womanist midrash is an in-depth and creative exploration of the well- and lesser-known women of the Hebrew Scriptures. Using her own translations, gafney offers a midrashic interpretation of the biblical text that is rooted in the African American preaching tradition to tell the stories of a variety of female characters, many of whom are often overlooked and nameless.
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Advent: The Once and Future Coming of Jesus ChristEerdmans #ad - Westminster John Knox Press. Basic Books AZ. As the midnight of the Christian year, the season of Advent is rife with dark, gritty realities. W w norton Company. In this book, a season celebrating at once christ’s incarnation and his second coming, Rutledge explores Advent as a time of rich paradoxes, with her trademark wit and wisdom, and she masterfully unfolds the ethical and future-oriented significance of Advent for the church.
Advent, says fleming Rutledge, is not for the faint of heart. Basic Books AZ. Used book in Good Condition.
The Kingdom New Testament: A Contemporary TranslationHarperOne #ad - In the kingdom new testament, wright achieves a closer match to the Scripture’s original Greek provides a more natural, readable tone to the readings—even while magnifying the vibrancy and urgency of the original works. Used book in Good Condition. Not for a long time has such a powerful and authoritative new translation of the Scriptures arisen for Christians everywhere, changing the way we read the books of the New Testament.
W w norton Company. Westminster John Knox Press. HarperOne. Wright, whom newsweek calls “the world’s leading New Testament scholar” provides a fresh, vivid translation of the New Testament. For christians worldwide, this stunning new translation of the New Testament from the author of Simply Christian and Scripture and the Authority of God is a crucial way to re-claim the message of the Bible.
The Kingdom New Testament: A Contemporary Translation #ad - In the kingdom New Testament, author N. T. This is the Message for a new generation. Basic Books AZ. Basic Books AZ.
Covenant & Conversation: Deuteronomy: Renewal of the Sinai CovenantMaggid #ad - Basic Books AZ. HarperOne. Used book in Good Condition. Basic Books AZ. This collection makes rabbi Jonathan Sacks' brilliant essays on the weekly Torah portion available in book form for the first time. Rabbi sacks fuses jewish tradition, Western philosophy and literature to present a highly developed understanding of the human condition under God's sovereignty.
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