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FACE OF WATER: A TRANSLATOR ON BEAUTY AND MEANING IN THE BIBLE

FACE OF WATER: A TRANSLATOR ON BEAUTY AND MEANING IN THE BIBLE
$17.00
In this dazzling reconsideration of the language of the Old and New Testaments, acclaimed scholar and translator of classical literature Sarah Ruden argues that the Bible's modern translations often lack the clarity and vitality of the originals. Singling out the most famous passages, such as the Genesis creation story, the Ten Commandments, the Lord's Prayer, and the Beatitudes, Ruden reexamines and retranslates from the Hebrew and Greek, illuminating what has been misunderstood and obscured in standard English translations. By showing how the original texts more clearly reveal our cherished values, Ruden gives us an unprecedented understanding of what this extraordinary document was for its earliest readers and what it can still be for us today.
ISBN: 
9780525563655
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Binding: 
Paperback
Publication Date: 
December 4, 2018