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    DescriptionWith keen insight and lucid analysis, Adele Berlin brings the dramatic words of the great prophet Zephaniah to life. Living under the tumultuous reign of King Josiah of Judah (640-609 BCE), Zephaniah predicted the final day of judgment when God would come to the fate of Israel and other nations. The book of "Zephaniah" is composed as a charged dialogue between God and the prophet. As their conversation unfolds, we learn of the doomed destiny which are indifferent to the Lord's power and of humans who have become too enthralled worldly riches. As piercing as any modern day social critic, Zephaniah proclaims salvation only for those who lead a life of simplicity, faith, and humility.The new translation by Adele Berlin, a literary, as well as biblical scholar, celebrates the vivid and powerful language of this ancient poet. In staccato exclamations, elevated rhetoric, and a rich tapestry of metaphors and similes, Zephaniah paints a world beset by corruption, idolatry, and war. Berlin's contemporary commentary illuminates not only the beauty of Zephaniah's poetry, but also the political meaning behind his anguished verse. For the biblical scholar, Berlin draws vital similarities between Zephaniah's references and the rest of the Hebrew Bible. For general readers, Berlin's accessible "Zephaniah" is an invitation to explore the political and socially turbulent times of this ancient prophet's world.


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    Title
    Zephaniah
    Subtitle
    A New Translation with Introduction and Commentary
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Adele Berlin, Introduction by Adele Berlin
    Physical properties
    Format: Hardback
    Number of pages: 160
    Width: 155 mm
    Height: 236 mm
    Thickness: 20 mm
    Weight: 408 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9780300140804
    ISBN 10: 0300140800
    Classifications

    B&T Book Type: NF
    BIC E4L: REL
    BISAC Merchandising Theme: TP028
    Ingram Theme: RELI/CHRIST
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T6.2
    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 15440
    B&T General Subject: 690
    Abridged Dewey: 220
    LC classification: BS
    BIC subject category V2: HRCG1
    Ingram Subject Code: RY
    Libri: I-RY
    B&T Merchandise Category: UP
    BISAC V2.8: REL006090
    ECPA Christian Book Category: BSTCMTCOT
    DC22: 224.96077
    BISAC V2.8: REL006140, REL054000, REL006050
    Thema V1.0: QRM, GBC, QRVC
    Publisher
    Yale University Press
    Imprint name
    Yale University Press
    Publication date
    03 December 2007
    Publication City/Country
    New Haven
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    With keen insight and lucid analysis, Adele Berlin brings the dramatic words of the great prophet Zaphaniah to life. Living under the tumultuous reign of King Josiah of Judah (640-609 BCE), Zephaniah predicted the final day of judgment when God would come to the fate of Israel and other nations. The book of Zephaniah is composed as a charged dialogue between God and the prophet. As their conversation unfolds, we learn of the doomed destiny which are indifferent to the Lord's power and of humans who have become too enthralled worldly riches. As piercing as any modern day social critic, Zephaniah proclaims salvation only for those who lead a life of simplicity, faith, and humility. The new translation by Adele Berlin, a literary as well as biblical scholar, celebrates the vivid and powerful language of this ancient poet. In staccato exclamations, elevated rhetoric, and a rich tapestry of metaphors and similes, Zephaniah paints a world beset by corruption, idolatry, and war. Berlin's contemporary commentary illuminates not only the beauty of Zephaniah's poetry, but also the political meaning behind his anguished verse For the biblical scholar, Berlin draws vital between Zephaniah's references and the rest of the Hebrew Bible. For general readers, Berlin's accessible "Zephaniah is an invitation to explore the political and socially turbulent times of this ancient prophet's world.