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Description - Great Poems of the Bible by James L. Kugel

In The Great Poems of the Bible, James Kugel, acclaimed Harvard scholar and former poetry editor of Harpers Magazine, selects eighteen essential poems from the Hebrew Bible and offers his own original and articulate translations of these core pieces of religious literature. His eloquent renditions are paired with deeply informed discussions about the conditions surrounding each poem, including its history and whatEthe best religious scholarship and literary criticism tell us about how the poem should be understood. Kugel explains traditions, clarifies often-misunderstood language, and offers readers wonderfully insightful explanations that are indispensable to understanding the poems and, ultimately, the fundamental teachings of the Old Testament.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9781416589020
ISBN-10: 1416589023
Format: Paperback
(216mm x 140mm x 18mm)
Pages: 354
Imprint: The Free Press
Publisher: Simon & Schuster
Publish Date: 21-Oct-2008
Country of Publication: United States

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