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Beauty Heightened Through Poetic Structure
Of all the books of the Bible in which poetry plays a role, Psalms is the one set of texts whose poetic status has been most strongly felt throughout the generations—regardless of the vagaries of translation, typographical arrangement of...
Bible Review, Fall 1986
Moral ambiguity in the biblical portrayal
At the beginning of the story of Jacob and Esau, the Bible tells us that Esau was a hunter, a man of the outdoors; Jacob, by contrast, was an ’ îš tām (Genesis 25:27), (pronounced ish tam). If we were to...
Bible Review, Spring 1986
Thirty million copies sold. Published in 40 languages. A ten-million-dollar advertising budget, including prime-time television. All royalties going to a charitable foundation. The Living Bible, completed in 1971 and having appeared in...
Bible Review, Summer 1986