Paths into the Book of Books
New Biblical Translations through the Festivals of the Year
Study of the Bible can be enlivened by understanding the historical and cultural context of the text and by delving more deeply into the original language.
Elsbeth Weymann, an expert in Greek and Hebrew, has selected biblical passages that take the reader through the festivals of the year: Advent, Easter, Pentecost, and Michaelmas. Each passage of the book presents a fresh translation and in-depth commentary. In the story of Pentecost, for example, she highlights the use of the unusual feminine form of the word spirit', which suggests a feminine aspect of the Holy Spirit.
Weymann's study of specific words and grammar also shows how the living presence of the Old Testament is evident in the New Testament.
“This marvelous book by Greek and Hebrew scholar Elsbeth Weymann carefully guides the reader through a close examination of the vocabulary, grammar and context of each reading, explaining her reasons for how she has translated the text.... I only regret that she didn't write more—I found it all utterly fascinating!”New View