The Book of Genesis: Standing on Holy Ground

There’s an ancient, mysterious quality about it that makes me want to like Moses take my shoes off while standing on holy ground. Professor James D. Langford, Ph.D. Linguistics, University of Texas

I heard today from a few readers that copies of the new Book of Genesis are beginning to arrive. As the editor, I have my copies on order but have yet to see the book itself “in the flesh.” That is always an exciting moment for an author. I wrote the little blurb below for those who might want to spend the word. It is designed to copy and paste so you can insert in social media. Don’t forget to include the live link: https://www.amazon.com/dp/B08GFX3N8W

BTW, if you choose the “Look Inside” feature on the Kindle, even if you prefer the print edition, you get a fairly full preview, including even the opening chapters of the translation, so you can see more clearly what this translation attempts to do.

The Book of Genesis is a fresh new English translation of the first book of the Bible from the Transparent English Version. The idea of this unique translation, ten years in the making, is to allow the reader to peer through the English to the underlying Hebrew, preserving the rhythm, idioms, and cadence of the original. It is impeccably accurate and brings into English the freshness and feeling of reading Hebrew directly. It makes reading the Bible a wholly new experience. It also has nearly 1000 notes explaining words, idioms, and phrases that are often obscured in English translation. There is nothing like it on the market.

It is now available worldwide via Amazon USA and all Amazon international branches, in paperback and e-book/Kindle formats: Search “Book of Genesis” and “James D. Tabor” who is the chief editor, or use the link above.

 

Advance praise for the Book of Genesis:

It also brings the reader closer to the spirit and sense of the original sources than any other translation I have seen. Professor Richard Rubenstein, Philosophy and Religion, George Mason University

As close as we will probably ever come to the original text. Professor Eugene Gallagher, Religious Studies, Connecticut College

There’s an ancient, mysterious quality about it that makes me want to like Moses take my shoes off while standing on holy ground. Professor James D. Langford, Ph.D. Linguistics, University of Texas

 

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