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Thu Apr 1, 2021, 07:20 PM Apr 2021

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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My wife's translation of The Gospels (Original Post) Tomconroy Apr 2021 OP
I noticed that in the new books on my library's website. tanyev Apr 2021 #1
Congrats to your very accomplished wife... hwmnbn Apr 2021 #2
Thank you for this information! Karadeniz Apr 2021 #3
Congratulations to your wife on publication. shrike3 Apr 2021 #4
Awesome Translation texaslonghorns Jul 2021 #5
welcome to DU gopiscrap Jul 2021 #6


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1. I noticed that in the new books on my library's website.
Thu Apr 1, 2021, 07:33 PM
Apr 2021

I definitely will check it out. Welcome to DU!


(4,281 posts)
2. Congrats to your very accomplished wife...
Thu Apr 1, 2021, 08:02 PM
Apr 2021

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

5. Awesome Translation
Wed Jul 7, 2021, 11:52 AM
Jul 2021

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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