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The Book of Psalms : A Translation with Commentary
by Robert Alter


Overview - Like the Five Books of Moses a cornerstone of the scriptural canon, the Book of Psalms has been a source of solace and joy for countless readers over millennia. The cleansing purity of its images invites reflection and supplication in times of sorrow.  Read more...

 
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Overview
Like the Five Books of Moses a cornerstone of the scriptural canon, the Book of Psalms has been a source of solace and joy for countless readers over millennia. The cleansing purity of its images invites reflection and supplication in times of sorrow. The musicality of its powerful rhythms moves readers to celebration of good tidings. So today as it has been throughout our past, this is a book to be cherished as the grounding for our daily lives.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. Robert 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 shines a light on the obscurities of the text.

 
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  • ISBN-13: 9780393062267
  • ISBN-10: 0393062260
  • Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company
  • Publish Date: September 2007
  • Page Count: 560
  • Dimensions: 9.46 x 6.53 x 1.74 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 2.04 pounds


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