A Poet's Bible: Rediscovering the Voices of the Original Text

A Poet's Bible: Rediscovering the Voices of the Original Text

by David Rosenberg

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This is a modern paraphrase of chapters from various books of the Hebrew Bible (Psalms, Job, Ecclesiastes, Isaiah, Jonah, etc.) and Apocrypha (Judith and Maccabees). Rosenberg is famous (or notorious) as the translator of Harold Bloom's Book of J ( LJ 10/15/90). Each translation is typefaced with a brief explanatory introduction supplemented by a general introduction wherein Rosenberg attempts to explain his intent--which is to get to the heart of the original text through his ``modernizations.'' Some of his renderings make sense and exhibit poetic feeling (e.g., his treatment of Psalm 23), but the majority are quite bizarre and convoluted when compared to traditional translations (e.g, King James Version of the Bible, Revised Standard Version, Jewish Publication Society Bible, etc.). Buy according to demand.-- Robert A. Silver, Shaker Heights P.L., Ohio

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