The Hebrew Bible: A Translation with Commentary

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Product Details

Price
$125.00  $115.00
Publisher
W. W. Norton & Company
Publish Date
Pages
3500
Dimensions
6.9 X 9.8 X 6.6 inches | 10.75 pounds
Language
English
Type
Hardcover
EAN/UPC
9780393292497

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About the Author

Robert Alter's translation of the Hebrew Bible, the magnificent capstone to a lifetime of distinguished scholarly work, has won the PEN Center Literary Award for Translation. His immense achievements in scholarship ranging from the eighteenth-century European novel to contemporary Hebrew and American literature earned Alter the Robert Kirsch Award for Lifetime Achievement from the Los Angeles Times. A member of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences and the American Philosophical Society, Alter is the Class of 1937 Professor of Hebrew and Comparative Literature at the University of California, Berkeley.

Reviews

[Alter's] achievement is monumental, marked by literary grace and intelligent commentary.
[A] truly magnificent translation...beautifully produced.--Eric Ormsby
[Alter's] accomplishment...is almost absurdly impressive. One wants to call it titanic or Olympian or even heroic, but those are the wrong words--pagan words. Alter will have to settle for one of the God-fearing Hebraic terms of praise that stipple his text: 'righteous' or 'strong' or, simply, 'wise.'--Adam Gopnik
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