The Complete Psalms: The Book of Prayer Songs in a New Translation
"In her new, complete translation of the Book of Psalms, Pamela Greenberg captures the honesty of these "prayer songs" as they overflow into wild jubilance or deeply wrenching despair, allowing the beauty and passion of the originals to shine through. Many traditional translations have downplayed anger at God, reinterpreting the psalms in ways that might be doctrinally more palatable, but which flatten the richness and subtlety of the Hebrew verse. Greenberg's translation aims to restore the poetry and vibrancy of the psalms as a prayerful act, replication their emotional passion while both wrestling with the text as living liturgy and remaining as true as possible to the original. This new translation rekindles the psalms' relevance, bringing to life what makes their words cry and breathe and shout-- a labor of yearning , necessity and love."