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Title:
Judith : a new translation with introduction and commentary
Author:
Moore, Carey A., 1930-
Uniform Title:
Bible. Judith English. Moore. 1985.
Edition:
First edition.
Publication Information:
Garden City, N.Y. : Doubleday, 1985.
Physical Description:
xxiv, 286 pages, 4 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations ; 24 cm.
General Note:
Includes indexes.
Language:
English
Added Author:
ISBN:
9780385144247
Format :
Book

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Status
Central Library BS192.2.A1 1964 G3 V.40 Adult Non-Fiction Non-Fiction Area
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Moving and inspirational thoughts on what aging means (and can mean) to all of us. A warm, caring book that shows how to make the later years a source of hope.


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Choice Review

Moore's superb commentary on the apocryphal book of Judith is one of the best yet to appear in The Anchor Bible. Unlike several other volumes in this well-known series, Moore's Judith really does have something to say to the ``general reader with no...formal training in biblical studies,'' as well as to the scholar. Moore writes with the same high degree of wit and perceptiveness that he correctly attributes to the author of Judith. His introduction is satisfyingly full, covering everything from historicity to canonicity, from sex to text. Moore presents the views of others in a fair, clear manner; in addition, he makes a number of contributions of his own. He is particularly effective when he discusses the literary qualities of the book of Judith, including irony, which is preeminent (``the key to the book''), and the character of its heroine, whom Moore calls ``the saint who murdered for her people.'' Moore's translation is excellent, and the notes and comments that follow each section are filled with the sort of information that readers will enjoy and profit from. Nor should the illustrations, bibliography, appendixes, and indexes be overlooked. In short, this is a work that enhances the reputation of Judith (the book and its eponymous heroine) and that of the author of the commentary. It is enthusiastically recommended for all libraries.-L.J. Greenspoon, Clemson University


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