“The vividness and beauty of the language emerge in a fresh way... with evocative simplicity.”—Robert Alter
A world-renowned classicist presents a thrilling revisionist biography of the Bible’s most controversial figure.
A playful and erudite look at the origins of language
“Historically incisive, geographically broad-reaching, and brimming with illuminating anecdotes.” —Max Rodenbeck, New York Review of Books
Strong As Death Is Love: The Song of Songs, Ruth, Esther, Jonah, and Daniel, A Translation with Commentary
An award-winning translation brings new immediacy to these beloved books of the Bible. Read them for the first time, again.