The Holy Bible With Deuterocanonicals/Apocrypha, Contemporary English Version published by the American Bible Society. Includes Tobit, Judith, Esther (Greek), Wisdom of Solomon, and Baruch.More
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Well Read, Nice Overview of Important Lit
They were read very well. Unlike some recordings I've heard, the readers always sounded to me like they knew what they were reading. Well Done.
The content resonates very closely in very many details to the Canonical Scriptures. It is certainly to be heard with that context in mind as much as possible. Hearing it is also a much nearer experience to that of the ancients as the act of reading-to-oneself is a more recent development. Very often in fact, people would have had these tales read to them instead of reading them for themselves.
They were clear, articulate, and not so dramatic as to be histrionic and certainly not flat.
As someone who works with the ancient language, I'm never satisfied with any translation. The modern idioms and Western colloquialism made me wonder what interesting vocabulary connections they had glossed over.
- J. M. Forsberg