Poets of the Bible

Poets of the Bible

From Solomon's Song of Songs to John's Book of Revelation

Book - 2017
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The world's greatest poetry resides in the Bible, yet these major poets are traditionally rendered into prose. In this pioneering volume of biblical poets translated in English, Willis Barnstone restores the lyricism and power of the poets' voices in both the New and Old Testaments. In the Hebrew Bible we hear Solomon rhapsodize in Song of Songs, David chant in Psalms, God and Job debate in grand rhetoric, and prophet poet Isaiah plead for peace. Jesus speaks in wisdom verse in the Gospel, Paul is a philosopher of love, and John of Patmos roars majestically in Revelation, the Bible's epic poem. This groundbreaking volume includes every major biblical poem from Genesis and Adam and Eve in the Garden to the last pages of Alpha and Omega in Paradise.
Publisher: New York : W.W. Norton, [2017]
Copyright Date: ©2017
ISBN: 9780393243895
Characteristics: xix, 522 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm
Additional Contributors: Barnstone, Willis 1927-


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