The Book of Jby Harold Bloom, David Rosenberg
In The Book of J, accompanying David Rosenberg's startling new translation, America's greatest literary critic, Harold Bloom, asserts that J was a writer of the stature of Homer, Shakespeare, and Tolstoy
Scholars agree that the first strand in Genesis, Exodus, and Numbers was written by an author whom they call J, who lived in the tenth century before Christ.
In The Book of J, accompanying David Rosenberg's startling new translation, America's greatest literary critic, Harold Bloom, asserts that J was a writer of the stature of Homer, Shakespeare, and Tolstoy and puts forth the revolutionary idea that J was very likely a woman.
J was a genius with unmatched powers of irony and characterization, as shown in her unforgettable and very human portraits of Abram and Sarai, Rebecca, Jacob and Rachel, Joseph, Tamar, and Moses and, above all, God, or Yahweh. The Book of F reclaims the Bible's first and greatest author and presents us with the full grandeur of her creation.
- Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group
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- 5.20(w) x 8.02(h) x 0.77(d)
Meet the Author
One of our most popular, respected, and controversial literary critics, Yale University professor Harold Bloom¿s books ¿ about, variously, Shakespeare, the Bible, and the classic literature ¿ are as erudite as they are accessible.
- New York, New York and New Haven, Connecticut
- Date of Birth:
- July 11, 1930
- Place of Birth:
- New York, New York
- B.A., Cornell University, 1951; Ph.D., Yale University, 1955
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In this unique book there are several simularities between 'J' and the prophet Jonah. they lived around the same time. Both were Hebrew under the rule of Jerobaum II. Assuming the 'Book of Jonah' was written by the prophet, which illustrates all the charactoristics of a passionate yet powerfull writter and plus of course the obvious his name beggins with the letter J. My question is, Could the three texts of gennesis, exidus,and numbers, been written by the same oracle sent to nineveth by gods command?