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Description - Hills of Spices by Rena Potok

Beautiful verse from the world's greatest book In the concluding lines of The Song of Songs, one lover beckons the other to hurry to the "hills of spices," a place rich in fragrances and flavors, a feast for the senses. This lovely new collection invites us all to feast our senses on poetry from The Song of Songs and from many other passages of the Bible. Some of these, like The Song of the Sea and David's Lament, are well-known classics; others, such as surprising poetic moments in Isaiah and Ezekiel, will, for many, be delightful new discoveries. Verses from the pages of Genesis, Exodus, Ecclesiastes, Jeremiah, Lamentations, Proverbs, Psalms, and many other biblical books are here, with the JPS English translation sitting across the page from the original biblical Hebrew. The poems are organized thematically-Blessings and Curses, Laments, Love Songs, Prayers and Songs of Praise, among others-making it easy to find the right verse to fit the mood or need. There is an appendix listing the poems by biblical book, chapter, and verse.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780827608269
ISBN-10: 0827608268
Format: Paperback
(229mm x 152mm x mm)
Pages: 256
Imprint: Jewish Publication Society
Publisher: Jewish Publication Society
Publish Date: 1-Apr-2006
Country of Publication: United States

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Author Biography - Rena Potok

Rena Potok is senior acquisitions editor at The Jewish Publication Society. She received a Ph.D. in Comparative Literature and Literary Theory and an M.A. in Comparative Literature and Creative Writing from the University of Pennsylvania. She is a writer and a poet, and a translator of Israeli fiction and poetry. Alicia Ostriker is the author of nine volumes of poetry and has been nominated for two National Book Awards. She is the recipient of awards from the National Endowment for the Arts, the New Jersey Arts Council, the Rockefeller Foundation, and the Guggenheim Foundation. She teaches English and creative writing at Rutgers University.