qA masterpiece of contemporary Bible translation and commentary.qaLos Angeles Times Book Review, Best Books of 1999 Acclaimed for its masterful new translation and insightful commentary, The David Story is a fresh, vivid rendition of one of the great works in Western literature. Robert Alter's brilliant translation gives us David, the beautiful, musical hero who slays Goliath and, through his struggles with Saul, advances to the kingship of Israel. But this David is also fully human: an ambitious, calculating man who navigates his life's course with a flawed moral vision. The consequences for him, his family, and his nation are tragic and bloody. Historical personage and full-blooded imagining, David is the creation of a literary artist comparable to the Shakespeare of the history plays.1 SAMUEL 15:4 shall not spare him, and you shall put to death man and woman, infant and suckling, ox and sheep, camel and donkey. ... The word for aquot; summonedaquot; (there are several more common terms for mustering troops in the Bible) is quite rare, and ... The same verb as aquot;to listenaquot; in a different conjugation, it continues to call attention to this thematically weighted activity. two hundred thousand footanbsp;...
|Title||:||The David Story: A Translation with Commentary of 1 and 2 Samuel|
|Publisher||:||W. W. Norton & Company - 2009-10-21|