Five Books of Moses: A Translation with Commentary

Five Books of Moses: A Translation with Commentary

by Robert Alter
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ISBN-10:
0393019551
ISBN-13:
9780393019551
Pub. Date:
09/13/2004
Publisher:
Norton, W. W. & Company, Inc.

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Five Books of Moses: A Translation with Commentary

The capstone of a brilliant scholar's lifelong work to establish the literary identity of the Bible, in an elegant, slipcased hardcover.
Through a distinguished career of critical scholarship and translation, Robert Alter has equipped us to read the Hebrew Bible as a powerful, cohesive work of literature. The culmination of this work, Alter's masterly new translation and probing commentary combine to give contemporary readers the definitive edition of The Five Books. Alter's majestic translation recovers the mesmerizing effect of these ancient stories—the profound and haunting enigmas, the ambiguities of motive and image, and the distinctive cadences and lovely precision of the Hebrew text. Other modern translations either recast these features for contemporary clarity, thereby losing the character of the original, or fail to give readers a suitably fluid English as a point of contact. Alter's translation conveys the music and the meaning of the Hebrew text in a lyrical, lucid English. His accompanying commentary illuminates the text with learned insight and reflection on its literary and historical dimensions.

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ISBN-13: 9780393019551
Publisher: Norton, W. W. & Company, Inc.
Publication date: 09/13/2004
Pages: 1120
Product dimensions: 6.80(w) x 10.00(h) x 2.30(d)

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Five Books of Moses: A Translation with Commentary 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 2 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
every home and library should have this important, historical book by one of the world's top experts and biblical scholars. Alter is master. This is a must read.
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