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  • The Hebrew Bible

  • A Translation with Commentary
  • By: Robert Alter
  • Narrated by: Edoardo Ballerini
  • Length: 64 hrs and 4 mins
  • 4.4 out of 5 stars (7 ratings)

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By: Robert Alter
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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 listeners to the literary and historical dimensions of the text, this is the definitive edition of the Hebrew Bible

©2019 Robert Alter (P)2019 Recorded Books

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this is not the clear translation promised.

This is promised by the author to be the clearest translation. It is a good translation. however the authors opinions and criticism is blasphemy. I suggest the author has listened entirely to the wrong people in forming his blasphemous opinions. opinions so wrong which bring great doubt as to the accuracy of translation decisions he would have had to make. in short he destroys the credibility of his translation work by the sharing of his flawed opinions.

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