1688 Rare Latin French Book Bible - JOB par Isaac-Louis Le Maistre de Sacy


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Author : Maistre de Sacy
Title : JOB Traduit en François Avec une explication tirée des Saints Péres, & des Auteurs Ecclesiastiques.
Language : Text in Latin and French.
Publisher : À Paris, Chez Guillaume Desprez, 1688.
Size : 8 " X 5 "
Pages :  659 pages
Binding : Very good full calf leather binding (hinges fine, overall scuffed and worn) under a protective mylar cover .
Content : Very good content (bright, tight and clean, rare staining and foxing).

The book : Original 17th century French Latin edition of The Book of Job -- a book in the Ketuvim ("Writings") section of the Hebrew Bible (Tanakh), and the first poetic book in the Old Testament of the Christian Bible. Addressing the theme of God's justice in the face of human suffering – or more simply, "Why do the righteous suffer?" – it is a rich theological work setting out a variety of perspectives. It has been widely and often extravagantly praised for its literary qualities, with Alfred, Lord Tennyson calling it "the greatest poem of ancient and modern times".

 


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