Book of Job

Paperback | August 3, 1992

byStephen Mitchell

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The theme of The Book of Job is nothing less than human suffering and the transcendence of it: it pulses with moral energy, outrage, and spiritual insight.

Now, The Book of Job has been rendered into English by the eminent translator and scholar Stephen Mitchell, whose versions of Rilke, Israeli poetry, and the Tao Te Ching have been widely praised. This is the first time ever that the Hebrew verse of Job has been translated into verse in any language, ancient or modern, and the result is a triumph.

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The theme of The Book of Job is nothing less than human suffering and the transcendence of it: it pulses with moral energy, outrage, and spiritual insight. Now, The Book of Job has been rendered into English by the eminent translator and scholar Stephen Mitchell, whose versions of Rilke, Israeli poetry, and the Tao Te Ching have been ...

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The theme of "The Book of Job" is nothing less than human suffering and the transcendence of it: it pulses with moral energy, outrage, and spiritual insight. Now, "The Book of Job" has been rendered into English by the eminent translator and scholar Stephen Mitchell, whose versions of Rilke, Israeli poetry, and the "Tao Te Ching" have ...

Stephen Mitchell's many books include the bestselling Tao Te Ching, Gilgamesh, and The Second Book of the Tao, as well as The Selected Poetry of Rainer Maria Rilke, The Gospel According to Jesus, Bhagavad Gita, The Book of Job, and Meetings with the Archangel.

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:176 pages, 8 × 5 × 0.5 inPublished:August 3, 1992Publisher:HARPERCOLLINS PUBLISHERS

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ISBN - 10:0060969598

ISBN - 13:9780060969592

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Rated 5 out of 5 by from The Book of Job The modern translation by Mitchell, who has also translated Rainer Rilke's German poetry, is a successful rendering of a very old and very well-known book. I had read Job in the NRSV and the King James before, but nothing could have prepared me for the new discoveries in Mitchell's translation. His verse is like spring water on soapstone. I usually find reading the Bible so laborious and unrewarding, but Mitchell brings with him his sweet alchemy, separating spring water from dark molasses, soapstone from sandpaper.
Date published: 1999-04-13

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"Entralling." (George Steiner, The New Yorker)