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Poets of the Bible : From Solomon's Song of Songs to John's Revelation (Hardcover)

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The world’s greatest poetry resides in the Bible, yet these major poets aretraditionally rendered into prose. In this pioneering volume, Willis Barnstone’stranslations restore the lyricism and power of the poets’ voices in boththe New and the Old Testaments. In the Hebrew Bible we hear Solomon rhapsodizein Song of Songs, David chant in Psalms, God and Job debate in grandrhetoric, and prophet-poet Isaiah plead for peace. Jesus speaks in wisdomverse in the Gospel, Paul is a philosopher of love, and John of Patmos roarsmajestically in Revelation, the Bible’s epic poem. This groundbreaking volumeincludes every major biblical poem from Genesis and Adam and Eve in theGarden to the last pages of Alpha and Omega in Paradise.

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