This revelatory new translation of Job by one of the world's
leading biblical scholars will reshape the way we read this
canonical text The book of Job has often been called the greatest
poem ever written. The book, in Edward Greenstein's
characterization, is "a Wunderkind, a genius emerging out of the
confluence of two literary streams" which "dazzles like Shakespeare
with unrivaled vocabulary and a penchant for linguistic
innovation." Despite the text's literary prestige and cultural
prominence, no English translation has come close to conveying the
proper sense of the original. The book has consequently been
misunderstood in innumerable details and in its main themes. Edward
Greenstein's new translation of Job is the culmination of decades
of intensive research and painstaking philological and literary
analysis, offering a major reinterpretation of this canonical text.
Through his beautifully rendered translation and insightful
introduction and commentary, Greenstein presents a new perspective:
Job, he shows, was defiant of God until the end. The book is more
about speaking truth to power than the problem of unjust suffering.
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