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The Hebrew Bible: A Translation With Commentary (3 Vols)

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A masterpiece of deep learning and fine sensibility,Robert Alter's translation of the Hebrew Bible, nowcomplete, reanimates one of the formative works of ourculture. Capturing its brilliantly compact poetry and finelywrought, purposeful prose, Alter renews the Old Testamentas a source of...


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A masterpiece of deep learning and fine sensibility,Robert Alter's translation of the Hebrew Bible, nowcomplete, reanimates one of the formative works of ourculture. Capturing its brilliantly compact poetry and finelywrought, purposeful prose, Alter renews the Old Testamentas a source of literary power and spiritual inspiration.From the family frictions of Genesis and King David'sflawed humanity to the serene wisdom of Psalms and Job'sincendiary questioning of God's ways, these magnificentworks of world literature resonate with a startling immediacy.Featuring Alter's generous commentary, which quietlyalerts readers to the literary and historical dimensions ofthe text, this is the definitive edition of the Hebrew Bible.
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  • Catalogue Code 531895
  • Product Code 9780393292497
  • ISBN 0393292495
  • EAN 9780393292497
  • Pages 3500
  • Department Academic
  • Category Academic Sets
  • Sub-Category Old Testament
  • Publisher W.w. Norton
  • Publication Date Dec 2018
  • Sales Rank 24853
  • Dimensions 250 x 170 x 170mm
  • Weight 4.839kg

Robert Alter

Robert Alter is Professor of Hebrew and Comparative Literature at the University of California, Berkeley. He is the author of numerous critical works, the most recent of which is the prize-winning book The Art of Biblical Narrative.

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