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The Hebrew Bible - by Robert Alter (Hardcover)

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Number of Pages: 3500

Genre: Religion + Beliefs

Sub-Genre: Biblical Commentary

Format: Hardcover

Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company

Age Range: Adult

Book theme: Old Testament, General

Author: Robert Alter

Language: English

Street Date: December 18, 2018
TCIN: 53983230
UPC: 9780393292497
Item Number (DPCI): 248-21-1962
Origin: Made in the USA or Imported

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About the Book



A landmark event: the complete Hebrew Bible in the award-winning translation that delivers the stunning literary power of the original.



Book Synopsis



A masterpiece of deep learning and fine sensibility, Robert Alter's translation of the Hebrew Bible, now complete, reanimates one of the formative works of our culture. Capturing its brilliantly compact poetry and finely wrought, purposeful prose, Alter renews the Old Testament as a source of literary power and spiritual inspiration. From the family frictions of Genesis and King David's flawed humanity to the serene wisdom of Psalms and Job's incendiary questioning of God's ways, these magnificent works of world literature resonate with a startling immediacy. Featuring Alter's generous commentary, which quietly alerts readers to the literary and historical dimensions of the text, this is the definitive edition of the Hebrew Bible.



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[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 "New Yorker"

[Alter's] achievement is monumental, marked by literary grace and intelligent commentary.-- "New York Times Book Review"

[A] truly magnificent translation...beautifully produced.--Eric Ormsby "Wall Street Journal"
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