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The Five Books of Moses: A Translation with Commentary

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  • The Five Books of Moses: A Translation with Commentary (W. W. Norton & Company) – Trade paperback (2008)
    by Mr. Robert Alter

    The Five Books of Moses: A Translation with Commentary

    Trade paperback, W. W. Norton & Company
    2008
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    1,120 pages

    ISBN: 0393333930
    ISBN-13: 9780393333930

    Through a distinguished career of critical scholarship and translation, Robert Alter has equipped us to read the Old Testament as a powerful, cohesive work of literature. The culmination of this work, Alter's masterly new translation and probing commentary combine to give contemporary readers the definitive edition of "The Five Books of Moses". Alter's translation recovers the mesmerizing effect of these ancient stories - the profound and haunting enigmas, the ambiguities of motive and image, and the distinctive cadences ... Show more

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AreDoubleYou

Everyone Should Read This Book!

by AreDoubleYou on Apr 9, 2007

Robert Alter's commentary for the first five books of the bible are fantastic! The emphasis is on the meanings of words and phrases translated from the original Hebrew. It explains when a word or phrase differs from the Masoretic text and the Septuagint. It gives insight into double and triple ... More

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