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  1. The Art of Biblical Poetry

    Author: Robert Alter
    Publisher: Basic Books
    Revised Edition: 2011
    ISBN: 978-0465022564

    85 votes
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  2. Deuteronomy and the Deuteronomic School

    Author: Moshe Weinfeld
    Paperback: 486 pages
    Publisher: Eisenbrauns; Reprint of 1972 edition (February 26, 2014)
    Language: English
    ISBN-10: 1575063182
    ISBN-13: 978-1575063188

    49 votes
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  3. The Art of Bible Translation

    Robert Alter
    Princeton University Press
    2019
    978-0691181493
    https://www.amazon.com/dp/B07J48CYNF/

    58 votes
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  4. 55 votes
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  5. Armenian Apocrypha Relating to Abraham (Early Judaism and its Literature) by Michael E. Stone

    This delightful volume contains the texts and translations of:

    Lists and chronology (think genealogy and more)
    Story of Father Abraham
    Biblical Paraphrases on Abraham
    The Memorial of the Forefathers Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob
    Genealogy of Abraham
    Poem on Abraham, Isaac, Melchizedek, Lot
    The Tree of Sabek and Melchizedek
    Story of the Holy Father Abraham and of Isaac, his Son, and of Mamre, his Servant
    Story of Father Abraham (recension B)
    Abraham in an Elenchic Text
    The Story of Terah and of Father Abraham
    Concerning Abraham's Hospitality
    Sermon Concerning the Sodomites
    The Ten Trials of Abraham
    Synaxarium, Constantinople
    Sermon Concerning Hospitality …

    16 votes
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  6. Commentary on the Gosepl of Luke (by St. Bonaventure)

    "The extraordinary Commentary on St. Luke's Gospel by St. Bonaventure is only matched by the equally extraordinary ability and expertise of its translator and editor Robert Karris. The translation is highly readable, the footnotes invaluable . . . "

                                                   --Anthony Carrozzo, O.F.M., Ph.D.
    
    Editor and educational consultant for Build with Living Stones

    Volume VIII, Parts 1, 2, and 3 of the Works of St. Bonaventure.
    Edited by Robert J. Karris, O.F.M.

    From the Franciscan Institute Publications:
    part 1 published in 2001
    part 2 published in 2003
    part 3 published in 2004

    ISBN: 1-57659-179-4 for part 1
    ISBN: 1-57659-183-2 for part…

    12 votes
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  7. 24 votes
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  8. 54 votes
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  9. 54 votes
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  10. Genesis: Translation and Commentary

    Robert Alter
    W. W. Norton & Company
    1997
    978-0393316704
    https://www.amazon.com/dp/B009X5BVEW

    51 votes
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  11. 51 votes
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  12. Origen (tr. John Behr), On FIrst Principles: A Reader's Edition (2020: Oxford University Press)

    This is the new definitive English translation of one of the most important writings from one of the most important priest/theologian/philosophers of the Early Church, Origen's Peri Archon. St. Augustine, though he had to issue corrections to some ideas that reportedly came from it, thought so highly of Origen that he urged St. Jerome to pause writing his Vulgate in order to translate more of his works into Latin first. A later father wrote, "When Origen was good, there was no one better; but when he was bad, there was no one worse," referring also, most likely, especially to this…

    9 votes
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  13. Glossary of Later Latin

    Glossary of Later Latin to 600 A.D. by Alexander Souter, Oxford at the Clarendon/Sandpiper, 1949, 0198642040. https://www.amazon.com/Glossary-Later-Latin-600-D/dp/0198642040/ref=sr11?keywords=glossary+of+later+latin&qid=1572414323&sr=8-1

    If you are interested in understanding the Bible, presumably you are also interested in knowing how the Early Christians understood its texts and the faith taught by the Apostles. If for this reason and/or for other reasons, you are interested in the Early Church Fathers - even if just the Greek Fathers - and/or the Vulgate, you would do well to learn Latin. Ancient Latin translations of the Bible and the Greek Fathers supply some of what's missing in the extant…

    42 votes
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  14. Die Schatzkammer Davids

    Eine Auslegung der Psalmen
    Charles H. Spurgeon
    Deutsch
    ISBN / EAN: 978-3-86699-372-3
    CLV Verlag

    53 votes
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  15. 18 votes
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  16. The Essence of Prayer

    Title: The Essence of Prayer
    Author:H.E. Anthony Bloom
    Present publisher:Darton, Longman & Todd
    Copyright: cannot find
    ISBN-10 0232516987
    ISBN-13 978-0232516982

    15 votes
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  17. From Priestly Torah to Pentateuch: A Study in the Composition of the Book of Leviticus

    Author: Christophe Nihan
    Series: Forschungen zum Alten Testament (Book 25)
    Paperback: 697 pages
    Publisher: Mohr Siebeck
    Language: English
    ISBN-10: 3161492579
    ISBN-13: 978-3161492570

    35 votes
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  18. 176 votes
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  19. The Old Testament in Archaeology and History, Jennie Ebeling (Editor), J. Edward Wright (Editor), Mark Elliott (Editor), Paul V. M. Flesher

    Ebeling, Jennie, J. Edward Wright, Mark Elliott, and Paul V. M. Flesher (eds.). The Old Testament in Archaeology and History. Baylor University Press, 2017.
    ISBN-10: 1481307401
    https://www.amazon.com/Old-Testament-Archaeology-History/dp/1481307401/ref=tmmpapswatch0?encoding=UTF8&qid=1588014158&sr=8-1

    This appears to be a significant recent text on the intersection of Israelite history and Archaeology.

    9 votes
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  20. Italian Bible "Nuova Riveduta 2006"

    Title: Nuova Riveduta 2006
    Author: Geneva Bible Society
    Publisher: Geneva Bible Society
    ISBN: 978-2-608-36301-5
    https://www.casadellabibbia.it/formato-standard/5861-bibbia-nr-fto-cm-11x17-bicolore-blu-e-grigio-taglio-argento.html

    15 votes
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