Download The David Story: A Translation with Commentary of 1 and 2 by Robert Alter PDF

By Robert Alter

Acclaimed for its masterful new translation and insightful observation, The David Story is a clean, vibrant rendition of 1 of the nice works in Western literature. Robert Alter's superb translation provides us David, the gorgeous, musical hero who slays Goliath and, via his struggles with Saul, advances to the kingship of Israel. yet this David can also be totally human: an formidable, calculating guy who navigates his life's path with a wrong ethical imaginative and prescient. the results for him, his relatives, and his kingdom are tragic and bloody. old personage and full-blooded imagining, David is the production of a literary artist resembling the Shakespeare of the historical past performs.

Show description

Read Online or Download The David Story: A Translation with Commentary of 1 and 2 Samuel PDF

Best old testament books

Canaanite Myth and Hebrew Epic: Essays in the History of the Religion of Israel

Directed towards a synthesis of the historical past of the faith of Israel, the essays during this quantity handle key points of Israelite non secular improvement. Frank Moore pass strains the continuities among early Israelite faith and the Caananite tradition from which it emerged, explores the stress among the mythic and the historic in Israel's non secular expression, and examines the reemergence of Caananite mythic fabric within the apocalypticism of early Christianity and the lifeless Sea Scrolls.

Evoking scripture: seeing the Old Testament in the New

In transparent and lucid prose Evoking Scripture explores the literary and theological frameworks that lie in the back of some of the quotations from and allusions to the previous testomony within the New. Steve Moyise takes a chain of case reviews from Mark, Romans, Galatians, 1 Peter and Revelation to elevate key questions on the author's hermeneutical stance in addition to the tools and assumptions of these who learn them.

Jeremiah: A Commentary Based on Ieremias in Codex Vaticanus

This statement on Greek Jeremiah is predicated on what's almost certainly the simplest entire manuscript, specifically Codex Vaticanus. the unique textual content is gifted uncorrected and the paragraphs of the manuscript itself are applied. the interpretation into English on dealing with pages is intentionally literal to be able to supply the trendy reader a touch of the influence the Greek translation can have made on an historical reader.

Ancient Hebrew Periodization and the Language of the Book of Jeremiah: The Case for a Sixth-Century Date of Composition

In historical Hebrew Periodization and the Language of the booklet of Jeremiah, Aaron Hornkohl defends the diachronic method of Biblical Hebrew and the linguistic courting of biblical texts. making use of the normal methodologies to the Masoretic model of the biblical e-book of Jeremiah, he seeks so far the paintings at the foundation of its linguistic profile, picking out that, even though composite, Jeremiah is probably going a made of the transitional time among the 1st and moment Temple sessions.

Extra info for The David Story: A Translation with Commentary of 1 and 2 Samuel

Example text

Girard, Violence and the Sacred (trans. P. g. R. Schwager, Brauchen wir einen Sündenbock? Gewalt und Erlösung in den biblischen Schriften (München: Kösel, 1978). 19 For more critical points see U. Rüterswörden, “Das Ende der Gewalt? Zu René Girards Buch,” in Der eine Gott der beiden Testamente (eds. I. ; JBTh 2. Neukirchen-Vluyn: Neukirchener, 1987), 247–256. 20 This position can be found in a number of approaches: Lohfink, Weltgestaltung und Gewaltlosigkeit, 49–53; W. H. Schmidt, “Gott und das Böse.

Oduyoye and M. R. A. Kanyoro; New York: Orbis Books, 1992),✆ 68. Cf. M. C. Nwaturuocha, Widows in our Society (Onitsha: Snaap, 2000), 21, includes a picture depicting some women, who are usually the close relations of a man, who were taunting their widowed sister-in-law in the name of tradition. ✝ C. U. Asogwa, Widowhood, Human Dignity and Social Justice in Nigeria: A BiblicalTheological Study (Enugu: Director, Development Education Centre, 1993), 23. Another work by the same author on the plight of women is Women’s struggle, Women’s work: A Discussion Guide for Church Women’s Group (Ibadan: CARE-CAN Publishers, 1987).

4 Still on this positive note, they are also able to highlight some significant but obscure roles of women in the Scripture. Some of these women in the third group who specialised in the study of the New Testament perceive the inseparability of the Old Testament and the New Testament. 5 SOCIAL BACKGROUND OF THE READERS The responses of each group of readers differ according to their understanding of the Old Testament texts and their exposure to life in general. Before discussing these varied approaches of the Nigerian women to the Old Testament, I would like to mention some features of their cultural background that influence the way most of them view the Sacred Texts.

Download PDF sample

Rated 4.23 of 5 – based on 9 votes