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By Sarah Ruden

ISBN-10: 0307908569

ISBN-13: 9780307908568

a blinding reconsideration of the unique languages and texts of the Bible, in either the previous and the recent Testaments, from the acclaimed pupil and translator of Classical literature (“The most sensible translation of the Aeneid, certainly the easiest of our time” —Ursula Le Guin; “The first translation because Dryden that may be learn as a superb English poem in itself” —Garry Wills, The long island overview of Books) and writer of Paul one of the humans (“Astonishing . . . excellent” —Booklist, starred review). 

In The Face of Water, Sarah Ruden brilliantly and skillfully explains and celebrates the Bible’s writings. Singling out the main well-known passages, comparable to the Genesis production tale, the 10 Commandments, the Lord’s Prayer, and the Beatitudes, Ruden reexamines and retranslates from the Hebrew and Greek what has been obscured and misunderstood over time. 

Making transparent that she isn't a Biblical pupil, cleric, theologian, or thinker, Ruden—a Quaker—speaks it appears that evidently during this illuminating and encouraging publication. She writes that whereas the Bible has consistently mattered profoundly, it's a booklet that during sleek translations frequently lacks energy, and she or he units out the following to make it much less something of paper and glue and ink and extra a dwell and loving text. 

Ruden writes of the early evolution, literary attractiveness, and transcendent beliefs of the Hebrew Bible and the Greek New testomony, exploring how the Jews got here to set up the best, such a lot enduring publication on the earth as their nearby strategic weak point stumbled on a paradoxical ethical and non secular power via their writings, and the way the Christians inherited and tailored this amazing literary culture. She writes to boot in regards to the an important reasons of translation, not just for availability of texts but additionally for responsibility in public existence and as a mirrored image of society’s present concerns. 

She exhibits that it's the unique texts that the majority sincerely demonstrate our adored values (both spiritual and secular), not like the traditional English translations of the Bible that masks even the craving for freedom from slavery. The be aware “redemption” translated from Hebrew and Greek, that means mercy for the exploited and oppressed, is extra summary than its unique meaning—to purchase an individual again from captivity or slavery or another distress. 

The Face of Water 
is as a lot a ebook approximately poetry, tune, drama, uncooked humor, and keenness because it is ready the idealism of the Bible. Ruden’s publication supplies us an extraordinary, nuanced figuring out of what this notable record used to be for its earliest readers and what it may nonetheless be for us today

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