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001    ocn892620452 
003    OCoLC 
005    20150325040123.0 
008    141002s2015    nyu      b    000 0 eng   
010      2014038126 
019    880566129|a902669211|a904012676 
020    9780393243048|q(hardcover) 
020    0393243044|q(hardcover) 
035    (OCoLC)892620452|z(OCoLC)880566129|z(OCoLC)902669211
       |z(OCoLC)904012676 
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049    CKEA 
050 00 BS1199.L66|bA48 2015 
082 00 221.5/209|223 
092    221.5209 
100 1  Alter, Robert,|eauthor. 
245 10 Strong as death is love :|bthe Song of Songs, Ruth, Esther,
       Jonah, and Daniel : a translation with commentary /
       |cRobert Alter. 
250    First edition. 
263    1503 
264  1 New York :|bW. W. Norton & Company,|c[2015] 
264  4 |c©2015 
300    xvi, 234 pages ;|c25 cm 
336    text|2rdacontent 
337    unmediated|2rdamedia 
338    volume|2rdacarrier 
504    Includes bibliographical references. 
520    "An award-winning translation brings new immediacy to 
       these beloved books of the Bible. Read them for the first 
       time, again. These five late biblical books offer readers 
       a range of pleasures not usually associated with the 
       Bible. They are artful, entertaining literary works-
       innovative, even startling. Women often stand center 
       stage. Song of Songs is a celebration of young love, 
       frankly sensuous, with no reference to God or covenant. It
       offers some of the most beautiful love poems of the 
       ancient world. The story of Queen Esther's shrewd triumph 
       is a secular entertainment that mixes farce with sly 
       sexual comedy. The character of Ruth embodies the virtues 
       of loyalty, love, and charity in a harmonious world. 
       Enigma replaces harmony in Daniel, whose feverish night 
       dreams envision the end of time. And the traditions of 
       prophecy are recast in the tale of a fish that, on God's 
       command, swallows Jonah and imprisons him in its dark wet 
       innards for three days. Alter's translation restores the 
       original power of these popular books"--|cProvided by 
       publisher. 
630 00 Bible.|pSong of Solomon|xCriticism, interpretation, etc. 
630 00 Bible.|pRuth|xCriticism, interpretation, etc. 
630 00 Bible.|pEsther|xCriticism, interpretation, etc. 
630 00 Bible.|pJonah|xCriticism, interpretation, etc. 
630 00 Bible.|pDaniel|xCriticism, interpretation, etc. 
630 07 Bible.|pDaniel.|2fast|0(OCoLC)fst01892893 
630 07 Bible.|pEsther.|2fast|0(OCoLC)fst01892901 
630 07 Bible.|pJonah.|2fast|0(OCoLC)fst01892918 
630 07 Bible.|pRuth.|2fast|0(OCoLC)fst01892945 
630 07 Bible.|pSong of Solomon.|2fast|0(OCoLC)fst01892948 
650  0 Love|xBiblical teaching. 
650  7 Love|xBiblical teaching.|2fast|0(OCoLC)fst01002771 
655  7 Criticism, interpretation, etc.|2fast|0(OCoLC)fst01411635 
730 02 Bible.|pSong of Solomon.|lEnglish. 
730 02 Bible.|pRuth.|lEnglish. 
730 02 Bible.|pEsther.|lEnglish. 
730 02 Bible.|pJonah.|lEnglish. 
730 02 Bible.|pDaniel.|lEnglish. 
994    92|bCKE 
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