Strong As Death Is Love : The Song of Songs, Ruth, Esther, Jonah, and Daniel, A Translation with Commentary, Hardback Book

Strong As Death Is Love : The Song of Songs, Ruth, Esther, Jonah, and Daniel, A Translation with Commentary Hardback

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These five late biblical books offer readers a range of pleasures not usually associated with the Bible.

They are artful, entertaining literary works-innovative, even startling.

Women often stand centre stage. The Song of Songs, a celebration of young love, frankly sensuous, with no reference to God, offers some of the most beautiful love poems of the ancient world.

The story of Esther's shrewd triumph is a secular entertainment that mixes farce with sly sexual comedy.

The character of Ruth embodies the virtues of loyalty, love and charity in a harmonious world.

Enigma replaces harmony in Daniel, whose feverish dreams envision the end of time. And the traditions of prophecy are recast in the tale of a fish that swallows Jonah.

Alter's translation restores the original power of these popular books.

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  • Format: Hardback
  • Pages: 256 pages
  • Publisher: WW Norton & Co
  • Publication Date:
  • Category: Old Testaments
  • ISBN: 9780393243048

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