Why didn't anyone think of this before? This is the first collection of poems written in English inspired by the Bible. Each poem is preceded by the scriptural passage that inspired it, beginning with Genesis 1:1 as conceived by John Milton. The works of John Donne, Robert Burns, Elizabeth Barrett Browning, William Blake, T.S. Eliot, Carl Sandburg, and a host of over 300 others round out this inspirational treasury. From William Herbert's 14th century paraphrase on a passage from Isaiah, to Lord Byron's Hebrew Melodies, this anthology covering the Old Testament is an unrivaled source of inspiration and imagination. 446 pages, hardcover from Oxford.