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The Shadow of a Great Rock: A Literary Appreciation of the King James Bible

Yale University Press / 2012 / Paperback

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"Bloom moves adroitly between the KJV and the earlier translations of Tyndale and Coverdale. Readers also benefit from illuminating comparisons with the Geneva Bible (which the KJV supplanted), with the Tanakh (or Hebrew Bible), and with the Greek New Testament, so acquiring a deep appreciation for the KJV's compelling narrative,"---Booklist. 256 pages, softcover. Yale University.

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Format: Paperback
Number of Pages: 256
Vendor: Yale University Press
Publication Date: 2012
Dimensions: 8.30 X 5.50 (inches)
ISBN: 0300187947
ISBN-13: 9780300187946
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Harold Bloom is Sterling Professor of the Humanities at Yale University. He lives in New Haven, CT.

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    Starts interesting, ends abysmally
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    This is not just a book about his own personal faith and distorted theology, but a trashing of the Bible from a highly biased, self-indulgent, subjective literary lens. Bloom's own 'Kabbalah and Criticism' was nothing but a love fest on that topic. Here, he goes to the very source (the Bible) behind his own abstract leaning towards Christianized Gnosticism and Jewish Kabbalah, and proceeds to rip the Bible apart; and not just the King James version either.

    The book starts off intriguingly enough, although with the usual speculative modern scholarship ('Jahwist, 'Priestly', 'multiple Isaiahs', 'Q', etc. He is the co-athor of atrocious 'Book of J' after all.)

    That aside, he offers some interesting interpretations, mostly from Genesis and also between God and Moses; yet once he arrives to Jeremiah, leave any expectation of quality insights behind. By the time he arrives to Acts and the letters of Paul, it is nothing but pure, popular vitriol against Paul's challenging, philosophical and unique writings.

    Also, the previous lengthy essays about the Torah, are whittled down to nothing but bitter concise notes; ending in a spectacular finish by declaring nothing relevant about Revelation but his dislike for 'apocalyptic literature'.

    Bloom, a self-confessed Gnostic and of a seemingly traditional Orthodox Jewish upbringing (what a contradiction, yet wait for it...), confesses a massive dislike of Yahweh, in true Gnostic fashion. That mistrust of Yahweh, then obviously hinders everything about this work.

    I'm not even sure why he bothered with this endeavor. How this is an 'appreciation' and an attempt at objective, respectful literary insight, is beyond me.
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