The New Testament In Scots (Paperback)William L. Lorimer (author)
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The Greek scholar William Lorimer spent the last ten years of his life working on this project. Each Gospel has a different form of Scots to match the different forms of Greek used by the various apostles and scribes, and the vigour and immediacy of the language is everywhere apparent.
Transcribed, edited and published by his son Robin Lorimer, this scholarly and dramatically fresh reading of an already familiar text caused a sensation when it first appeared in 1983. Beyond the poetry of the King James version, here are the voices of the disciples themselves, speaking, as they undoubtedly did, in 'plain braid Galilee'.
Publisher: Canongate Books Ltd
Number of pages: 512
Weight: 338 g
Dimensions: 198 x 129 x 30 mm
Edition: Main - Reissue
A great literary achievement in its own right . . . [that] not only restores life to Scots but to the New Testament itself. * * Scotsman * *
An extraordinary feat of imaginative scholarship. -- Professor David Daiches
Probably the most considerable accomplishment in Scots prose literature to have been written in hundreds of years. * * Spectator * *
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