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The book of J (1990)
by David Rosenberg (Translator), Harold Bloom (Commentary & introduction), Harold Bloom, David Rosenberg
Amazon.com Product Description (ISBN 0802110509, Hardcover)
A controversial national best seller upon its initial publication, The Book of J is an audacious work of literary restoration revealing one of the great narratives of all time and unveiling its mysterious author. J is the title that scholars ascribe to the nameless writer they believe is responsible for the text, written between 950 and 900 BCE, on which Genesis, Exodus, and Numbers is based. In The Book of J, accompanying David Rosenberg's translation, Harold Bloom persuasively argues that J was a woman—very likely a woman of the royal house at King Solomon's court—and a writer of the stature of Homer, Shakespeare, and Tolstoy. Rosenberg's translations from the Hebrew bring J's stories to life and reveal her towering originality and grasp of humanity. Bloom argues in several essays that "J" was not a religious writer but a fierce ironist. He also offers historical context, a discussion of the theory of how the different texts came together to create the Bible, and translation notes.
(retrieved from Amazon Thu, 12 Mar 2015 18:13:52 -0400)
Translation by D. Rosenberg of the portions of the Pentateuch which derive from the so-called J document, with introd. and commentary by H. Bloom.
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