A New Translation with Introduction and Commentary
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Tobit by Carey A. Moore
Book DescriptionTobit is the story of a righteous, devout, and charitable man who--blind and miserable--sends his son, Tobiah, to collect on an old loan. To test his faith, an angel joins Tobiah on his journey, and in the end Tobiah returns with the money, a beautiful bride, and a miraculous cure for his father's affliction. Tobit's story touches us precisely because it tells the tale of simple, hardworking everyday folk, who try, despite seemingly insurmountable dangers and difficulties, to be faithful and do good. Scripture scholar Carey A. Moore's crisp and insightful translation and commentary bring Tobit's tale of justice and righteousness to life. Everybody can relate to these characters. As the commentator himself confesses, "I can honestly say that I really like and admire them. I 'feel at home' with them." In the prestigious tradition of the Anchor Bible, Moore relates the latest in biblical scholarship through down-to-earth comments that touch the lives of general readers. This is a groundbreaking commentary, the first ever to utilize the Tobit texts from Qumran. Drawing upon a thorough analysis of the book's grammar and philology, literary forms and context, religious and social situation, and historical context, Moore offers the most informed and up-to-date commentary available on Tobit. This is truly an indispensable companion to anyone interested in Tobit and the Bible.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780300139969
(235mm x 156mm x 30mm)
Imprint: Yale University Press
Publisher: Yale University Press
Publish Date: 3-Dec-2007
Country of Publication: United States
Books By Author Carey A. Moore
Daniel, Esther, and Jeremiah, Paperback (December 2007)
This volume provides a translation, commentary and introduction to several apocryphal texts, including Susanna, Bel and the Snake and the additions to Esther and Jeremiah.
Esther, Paperback (December 2007)
"Esther", the biblical book named after the beautiful Jewish woman chosen by the Persian King Xerxes to be queen, is a story of love, political intrigue, and religious faithfulness. This volume offers a treatment of scholarly issues and provides an explanation of the popular Jewish festival of Purim.
Judith, Paperback (March 1985)» View all books by Carey A. Moore
In the Apocrypha, Judith is the saint who murdered for her people. She offered herself to Holofernes, the Assyrian general sent by Nebuchadnezzar to destroy the Israelites. This volume considers the historicity of the story and explores the author's true intent: Was it to describe actual events or to compose a fictitious story of other purposes?
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Author Biography - Carey A. Moore
Carey A. Moore is Amanda Rupert Strong Professor of Religion at Gettysburg College in Gettysburg, Pennsylvania, where he lives. Tobit is his fourth commentary in the Anchor Bible series; other volumes include Esther (7B), Judith (40), and Daniel, Esther, and Jeremiah: the Additions (44).
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