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Genesis : Translation and Commentary
by Robert Alter




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Robert Alter's rare combination of fluent translation and insightful commentary makes this the perfect edition of Genesis for anyone drawn to this formative work in our culture. Alter's translation attends to the usages, rhythms, and narrative patterns of Biblical Hebrew and renders them with clarity and literary appeal. His commentary deepens the reader's understanding of Genesis as a cohesive book without being intrusive. The result is "the Genesis for our generation and beyond" (Robert Fagles).

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Overview

Robert Alter's rare combination of fluent translation and insightful commentary makes this the perfect edition of Genesis for anyone drawn to this formative work in our culture. Alter's translation attends to the usages, rhythms, and narrative patterns of Biblical Hebrew and renders them with clarity and literary appeal. His commentary deepens the reader's understanding of Genesis as a cohesive book without being intrusive. The result is "the Genesis for our generation and beyond" (Robert Fagles).

 

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  • ISBN-13: 9780393316704
  • ISBN-10: 039331670X
  • Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company
  • Publish Date: September 1997
  • Page Count: 384
  • Dimensions: 8.2 x 5.4 x 1 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 0.95 pounds


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