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The shadow of a great rock : a literary appreciation of the King James Bible

Author: Harold Bloom
Publisher: New Haven : Yale University Press, ©2011.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Examines the King James translation of the Bible, comparing it with other translations and noting its superiority over previous editions, and highlights the influences of the King James Bible in literature from the Romantic era to today.
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Harold Bloom
ISBN: 9780300166835 0300166834 9780300187946 0300187947
OCLC Number: 700735451
Notes: Includes index.
Description: 311 pages ; 22 cm
Contents: The bible as literature --
The Hebrew Bible. The Five Books of Moses. Genesis ; Exodus ; Numbers ; Deuteronomy ; Four heroines. Deborah (Judges 5) ; Ruth ; Esther ; Judith ; David (1 and 2 Samuel to 1 Kings 2) ; The Prophets. Elijah and Elisha (1 Kings 17 to 2 Kings) ; Isaiah ; Jeremiah ; Ezekiel ; Daniel ; Hosea ; Amos; Jonah ; Micah ; Psalms 1 ; Psalms 2 ; Proverbs ; Job ; Ecclesiastes ; The Song of Songs --
The Apocrypha. The Hidden Books ; Esdras ; Tobit ; The Wisdom of Solomon ; Ecclesiasticus : the Wisdom of Ben Sira ; The history of Susanna --
The Greek New Testament. The literary merit of the Greek New Testament ; Mark ; John ; The writings of Paul. Romans ; 1 Corinthians ; 2 Corinthians ; Galatians ; Hebrews ; James ; Revelation.
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