Job: A New Translation

September 30, 2019|
Job: A New Translation

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This revelatory new translation of Job by one of the world’s leading biblical scholars will reshape the way we read this canonical text

The book of Job has often been called the greatest poem ever written. The book, in Edward Greenstein’s characterization, is “a Wunderkind, a genius emerging out of the confluence of two literary streams” which “dazzles like Shakespeare with unrivaled vocabulary and a penchant for linguistic innovation.” Despite the text’s literary prestige and cultural prominence, no English translation has come close to conveying the proper sense of the original. The book has consequently been misunderstood in innumerable details and in its main themes.

Edward Greenstein’s new translation of Job is the culmination of decades of intensive research and painstaking philological and literary analysis, offering a major reinterpretation of this canonical text. Through his beautifully rendered translation and insightful introduction and commentary, Greenstein presents a new perspective: Job, he shows, was defiant of God until the end. The book is more about speaking truth to power than the problem of unjust suffering.

Title:Job: A New Translation
Format:Kobo ebook
Published:September 30, 2019
Publisher:Yale University Press
Language:English
Appropriate for ages:All ages
ISBN - 13:9780300163766

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