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The Book of Psalms: A Translation with Commentary

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A cornerstone of the scriptural canon, The Book of Psalms has been a source of solace and joy for countless readers over millennia. This timeless poetry is beautifully wrought by a scholar whose translation of The Five Books of Moses was hailed as a "godsend" by Seamus Heaney and a "masterpiece" by Robert Fagles. Alter's The Book of Psalms captures the simplicity, the physicality, and the coiled rhythmic power of the Hebrew, restoring the remarkable eloquence of these ancient poems. His learned and insightful commentary illuminates the obscurities of the text.

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A brilliant new translation and commentary of one of the Bible's most cherished and powerful books.

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One of Newsweek's Best Books of the Year and winner of the Robert Kirsch Award for Lifetime Achievement.

Synopsis:

A cornerstone of the scriptural canon, The Book of Psalmshas been a source of solace and joy for countless readers over millennia. This timeless poetry is beautifully wrought by a scholar whose translation of The Five Books of Moseswas hailed as a 'godsend' by Seamus Heaney and a 'masterpiece' by Robert Fagles. Alter"s The Book of Psalms captures the simplicity, the physicality, and the coiled rhythmic power of the Hebrew, restoring the remarkable eloquence of these ancient poems. His learned and insightful commentary illuminates the obscurities of the text.

About the Author

Robert Alter was awarded the Los Angeles Times Book Prize for Lifetime Achievement and the PEN Center Literary Award for Translation. He is the Class of 1937 Professor of Hebrew and Comparative Literature at the University of California, Berkeley, and has published many acclaimed works on the Bible, literary modernism, and contemporary Hebrew literature.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780393337044
Author:
Alter, Robert
Publisher:
W. W. Norton & Company
Subject:
Biblical Commentary - Old Testament
Subject:
Biblical Criticism & Interpretation - Old Testament
Subject:
Biblical Studies - Old Testament
Subject:
Bible - Commentaries - Old Testament
Subject:
Christianity-Bible Commentary
Copyright:
Publication Date:
20091031
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Pages:
518
Dimensions:
8.2 x 5.7 x 1.1 in 1.08 lb

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Product details 518 pages W. W. Norton & Company - English 9780393337044 Reviews:
"Synopsis" by , A brilliant new translation and commentary of one of the Bible's most cherished and powerful books.
"Synopsis" by , One of Newsweek's Best Books of the Year and winner of the Robert Kirsch Award for Lifetime Achievement.
"Synopsis" by , A cornerstone of the scriptural canon, The Book of Psalmshas been a source of solace and joy for countless readers over millennia. This timeless poetry is beautifully wrought by a scholar whose translation of The Five Books of Moseswas hailed as a 'godsend' by Seamus Heaney and a 'masterpiece' by Robert Fagles. Alter"s The Book of Psalms captures the simplicity, the physicality, and the coiled rhythmic power of the Hebrew, restoring the remarkable eloquence of these ancient poems. His learned and insightful commentary illuminates the obscurities of the text.
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