Paths into the Book of Books

New Biblical Translations Through the Festivals of the Year

By Elsbeth Weymann

Translator: Luke Barr

Format: Paperback

An in-depth linguistic and cultural study of a selection of biblical passages, chosen to represent the main Christian festivals through the year.

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Floris Books

Floris Books is an independent publishing company based in Edinburgh, Scotland. In 2016 Floris won the Saltire Society Scottish Publisher of the Year. Floris Books is the largest children's book publisher in Scotland and are well known for the Kelpies range of Scottish children's books. They also publish international children’s books and an extensive list of non-fiction books, including alternative education, agriculture, health, parenting and religion.

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Study of the Bible can be enlivened by understanding the historical and cultural context of the text, and delving more deeply into the original language. In this book, Elsbeth Weymann, an expert in Greek and Hebrew, has selected biblical passages which take the reader through the festivals of the year -- from Advent and Easter to Pentecost and Michaelmas. Each passage has a fresh translation and in-depth commentary. For instance, in the story of Pentecost, she highlights the use of the unusual feminine form of the word 'spirit', which points to 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 book is for anyone looking for deeper meaning in the Bible.

Additional Information

Additional Information

Format Paperback
Imprint Floris Books
Publication Date 7 May 2015
ISBN 9781782501626
Number of Pages 160

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