The Five Books of Moses: A Translation with Commentary
"A modern classic....Thrilling and constantly illuminating."—Michael Dirda, Washington Post Book WorldThrough 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. In this landmark work, Alter's masterly translation and probing commentary combine to give contemporary readers the definitive edition of The Five Books. Winner of the PEN Center USA Literary Award for Translation and the Koret Jewish Book Award for Translation, a Newsweek Top 15 Book, Los Angeles Times Favorite Book, and San Francisco Chronicle Best Book.
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LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - cstebbins - LibraryThing
Well, I've finished Genesis, and I really don't see what all the excitement is about. For beauty, this new translation is so far behind the King James as not even to be in the same race. For meaning ... Read full review
LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - nosajeel - LibraryThing
Robert Alter's translation of the Five Books of Moses is stunning. There is something wonderful about reading them translated from scratch by a single person so that it embodies a fresh, singular ... Read full review