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The Godless Bible   Dogmatic views

Started 30-Jul by Lathyrus (PeePhobia); 231 views.

The Godless Bible

Robert Alter’s Hebrew Bible: A Translation with Commentary is a massive achievement—literally. The three-volume box set weighs 11 pounds. The largest volume, with more than fourteen hundred pages, should be read with book and reader situated comfortably on the floor. These details may seem superficial, but a book’s format suggests its range of use. A large book of photographs craves a coffee table; a thin paperback rests comfortably in the seat-back pocket in front of you. A large, three-volume box set asks to be seen and not read. The tomes mark their owner as a sophisticated connoisseur of ancient literature. One need not read such things; one may simply own them.

James Bruce

https://lawliberty.org/book-review/the-godless-bible/

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Strengths and Weaknesses of the Translation

What Alter does well, he does exceedingly well. Take the opening verse of Lamentations:

    How she sits alone,
    the city once great with people.
    She has become like a widow.
    Great among nations,
    mistress among provinces,
    reduced to forced labor.

drl0lip0p

From: drl0lip0p

31-Jul

Great and wise editorial! !  v

Lana (Redneckbab1)

From: Lana (Redneckbab1)

5-Aug

grin
: Why do old people read the bible so much?

-I asked my granpa the other day "why do old people read the bible so much?"

-He replied "cause we're cramming for finals"

Guard101

From: Guard101

7-Aug

grin Your granpa knows - best!!

Pinck0

From: Pinck0

8-Aug

That is when the bible script started!

ADDLER (DitmarP)

From: ADDLER (DitmarP)

10-Aug

We would need a lot of time to study these scripts! 

Can a bible really be G'o'd'less?

At the end of the day someone brought up some factual logic! 

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