#2 – A Literary Bible

Here’s an interesting one, A Literary Bible: An Original Translation by David Rosenberg. A new (and quirky) translation of parts of the Old Testament. Well-blurbed (Harold Bloom, Walter Brueggeman, Jacob Neusner), it seemed a worthwhile project for a fresh exposure to some of the Old Testament literature. The Genesis translation is documentary hypothesis driven, which takes a bit of getting used to (and limits its utility outside of personal reading). We’ll see how it goes; it definitely has some odd cadences that freshen things up.

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