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By challenging some of scholarship's most cherished positions, this book will undoubtedly become the sine qua non for all future discussions of biblical language.

(Journal of the American Academy of Religion)

This book is a truly remarkable achievement.

(P. Wernberg-Moller Journal of Jewish Studies)

A pleasure to read and obviously fun to write, a book which reminds us, through its mastery of critical rhetoric and immense learning, of the playfulness of being a scholar.

(Francis Landy Journal for the Study of the Old Testament)

Consistently erudite, lucid, honest, revisionist, and awesomely comprehensive.

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Product Details

  • Paperback: 352 pages
  • Publisher: Johns Hopkins University Press; Reprint edition (June 5, 1998)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0801859441
  • ISBN-13: 978-0801859441
  • Product Dimensions: 6 x 0.9 x 9.2 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1.4 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (4 customer reviews)
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By Shalom Freedman HALL OF FAME on July 11, 2005
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This book is rich in its knowledge of and analysis of Biblical poetry. It sees the kind of intensification of language which poetry is by examining the device of parallelism which is a central feature of Biblical poetry.

While the book is rich in analysis and idea I found it very difficult going. And I am sure there is much more in it than my reading was able to get out of it.
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James Kugel has always been profound and yet user-friendly. His analysis of what a Biblical poem consists of and how understanding Biblical poetry helps us understand the inner workings of the Bible remains one of the most profound works of this genre. This, like every book of his, will keep you involved and always thinking. Generating further thought and analysis, creating heuristic import, is what the greatest scholars want. Kugel once again succeeds.
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That Kugel knows his subject - there is no doubt. This is a scholarly work, best suited for those who already have established a solid foundation of study in the realm of Biblical texts. It is well organized, and clearly written - although, again I stress, that it is not for the beginner. I have taken the remainder of the text from his online CV. It will give a much clearer picture of the man and his dedication to subject. The world of Jewish studies has been blessed by his continuing scholarship,

JAMES KUGEL was born in New York. From 1982-2003 he was Starr Professor of Hebrew Literature at Harvard University. He retired from Harvard to become Director of the Institute for the History of the Jewish Bible at Bar Ilan University in Israel, where he has also served as chairman of the Department of Bible.

A specialist in the Hebrew Bible and the Dead Sea Scrolls, Kugel is the author of some sixty research articles and eleven books, including The Idea of Biblical Poetry, In Potiphar's House, On Being a Jew, and The Bible As It Was (this last the winner of the Grawemeyer Prize in Religion in 2001). His latest books are The God of Old (Free Press, 2003), The Ladder of Jacob (Princeton, 2006), and How to Read the Bible (Free Press, 2007), awarded the National Jewish Book Award for the best book of 2007. In the Valley of the Shadow is due out in 2011. He is a member of the American Academy for Jewish Research, the Association for Jewish Studies, and Editor in chief of Jewish Studies: an Internet Journal.
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By Phillip on January 29, 2016
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