The Wisdom Books Hardback

Job, Proverbs, and Ecclesiastes - A Translation with Commentary

by Robert Alter;


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The Wisdom Books

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In this new volume of Robert Alter's award-winning translation of and commentary on the Hebrew Bible are some of the most magnificent works in world literature. In this bold new translation, the astounding poetry in the Book of Job is restored to its powerful ancient meanings and rhythms. The serene fatalism that construes life as ephemeral and without purpose suffuses Ecclesiastes with a quiet beauty. The pithy maxims of Proverbs impart a worldly wisdom that is still sound and satirically shrewd. Each book conveys and undermines the wisdom that the righteous thrive and the wicked suffer in a rational, moral order. In Alter's translation they regain the force of the original, enhancing their relevance to the lives of modern readers.

The Wisdom Books by Robert Alter was published by WW Norton& Co in November 2010 and is our 48030th best seller. The ISBN for The Wisdom Books is 9780393068122.

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Page last updated 17th July 2016
Author / Artist
Book FormatHardback
PublisherWW Norton& Co (November 2010)
Weight780g
Number of Pages416
Thickness35 mm
Height244 mm
Width168 mm
ISBN9780393068122
ISBN-100393068129
Product Code3471449
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