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The Hebrew Bible : a translation with commentary / Robert Alter.

Other author/creatorAlter, Robert, translator, writer of added commentary.
Format Book and Print
EditionFirst edition.
Publication Info New York, NY : W.W. Norton & Company, [2019]
Copyright Notice ©2019
Description3 volumes : maps ; 25 cm, in case 25 x 17 x 17 cm
Uniform titleBible. Old Testament. English. Alter. 2019.
Contents Volume 1. The five books of Moses : Torah -- volume 2. Prophets : Neviʾim -- volume 3. The writings : Ketuvim.
Abstract "A landmark event: the complete Hebrew Bible in the award-winning translation that delivers the stunning literary power of the original. 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." -- Provided by publisher.
Bibliography noteIncludes bibliographical references.
Genre/formSacred works.
Genre/formSacred works.
LCCN 2018030945
ISBN9780393292497 hardcover
ISBN0393292495 hardcover

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