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Thu Apr 1, 2021, 06:20 PM

My wife's translation of The Gospels

My wife is Sarah Ruden, a noted translator of latin and greek. In the world of classics she is famous.(Gary Wills reviewed her line for line translation of Vergil's Aeneid in iambic pentameter as 'The first translation since Dryden's that is itself a great English poem')
She is out this week with a completely new translation of the four Gospels and I hope it is alright if I give it a plug. It is published by Random House in the Modern Library imprint. Sarah says it is the first translation that is really true to the original greek. The head of the Modern Library imprint told her it is the one book that he takes home to read at night.
I hope that anyone with an interest will check it out. It is her attempt to bring us ever closer to the actual words of Jesus. The Gospels by Sarah Ruden, available at book stores today.

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Tomconroy Apr 2021 OP
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Karadeniz Apr 2021 #3
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texaslonghorns Jul 2021 #5
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Response to Tomconroy (Original post)

Thu Apr 1, 2021, 06:33 PM

1. I noticed that in the new books on my library's website.

I definitely will check it out. Welcome to DU!

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Response to Tomconroy (Original post)

Thu Apr 1, 2021, 07:02 PM

2. Congrats to your very accomplished wife...

If someday the spirit moves me to read the bible, it will be her translation I'll seek out.

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Response to Tomconroy (Original post)

Thu Apr 1, 2021, 07:13 PM

3. Thank you for this information!

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Response to Tomconroy (Original post)

Fri Apr 2, 2021, 08:13 PM

4. Congratulations to your wife on publication.

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Response to Tomconroy (Original post)

Wed Jul 7, 2021, 10:52 AM

5. Awesome Translation

I love Sarah Ruden's translation of the Gospels. It is so fresh and poetic and helpful! Some creative ways to think about and consider the Gospel words and the intentions of the authors; painstakingly done; outstanding 27.5 page Introduction, followed by a wonderfully Discursive Glossary.

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Response to texaslonghorns (Reply #5)

Wed Jul 28, 2021, 11:48 PM

6. welcome to DU

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