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The Old Testament

The Old Testament - George INT>Steiner Firstly, The Bible is-whether you're religious or an atheist (I assume the safe title of a sceptical atheist)-a foundation text of the Western Canon: it's unavoidable; it positively demands to be read, if you skip over it and you're a big reader you'll quickly find yourself missing out on allusions and half-grasping them through what you may have heard in church as a child or in film renditions.
Secondly, The King James Bible is a major poetic achievement; the writing will stop you in your tracks repeatedly.
There is really not much that needs to be said to promote The Old Testament, but I definitely recommend this translation.