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The Face of Water: A Translator on Beauty and Meaning in the Bible

By Sarah Ruden

Hardcover: 272 pages
Publisher: Pantheon (March 28, 2017)
Product Dimensions: 9.5 x 5.9 x 1 inches
Shipping Weight: 15.2 ounces
Condition: New

Price: $15.00


In The Face of Water, Sarah Ruden brilliantly and elegantly explains and celebrates the Bible’s writings. Singling out the most famous passages, such as the Genesis creation story, the Ten Commandments, the Lord’s Prayer, and the Beatitudes, Ruden reexamines and retranslates from the Hebrew and Greek what has been obscured and misunderstood over time. The Face of Water is as much a book about poetry, music, drama, raw humor, and passion as it is about the idealism of the Bible. Ruden’s book gives us an unprecedented, nuanced understanding of what this extraordinary document was for its earliest readers and what it can still be for us today.