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"An extraordinary and invaluable version of this great biblical treasure."David R. Slavitt, Philadelphia Inquirer
One of the most powerful and unsettling Bible stories, The Book of Job undermines the claim that our world is governed by justice and meaning. It does so through a poetry of unsurpassed beauty captured in Raymond Scheindlin's superb new translation. Scheindlin's Job is not a patient sufferer but a defiant man who eloquently demands an argument with God. Job's words land like a fist, but he is left speechless by God's reply from the storm a commanding survey of creation and a challenge to man's place in it. Job's acceptance of God's power comes with a dignity and freshness that makes it compelling even today. In Scheindlin's vivid translation an ancient text speaks to us directly of timeless questions and passions. A selection of the Book-of-the-Month Club, History Book Club, Quality Paperback Book Club, and Jewish Book Club
|Publisher:||Norton, W. W. & Company, Inc.|
|Product dimensions:||5.00(w) x 7.70(h) x 0.70(d)|
About the Author
Raymond P. Scheindlin is professor of medieval Hebrew literature at the Jewish Theological Seminary of America. His introduction and notes are full of insights into this provocative text.
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
Scheindlin's translation of the Book of Job is nuanced and conveys the deeper meanings of one of the world's great poems. The question of suffering, theodicy, the power of God are all there. The footnotes and introduction are enlightening.On pages 25 and 26,Scheindlin is at his best when he points out that there are no answers to the causes of grief and suffering. A. Eric Rosen
The translation and notes enriched my reading of this great work. The translation is elegant; the notes clarify my reading from other translations. I want now to read more of Professor Scheindlin's work. The reader will want also to read Professor Robert Alter's recent translation of Job.