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After More Than Two Decades of Work, a New Hebrew Bible to Rival the King James
The pre-eminent scholar Robert Alter has finally finished his own translation.
- Avi Steinberg
- The New York Times
One morning this fall, at his home high in the Berkeley hills, the literary critic and translator Robert Alter chatted with me about the dilemmas he faced while translating the Hebrew Bible.
Alter, who is 83, sat on a sofa with a long-limbed, feline watchfulness. Behind him, a picture window looked out onto a…
He occasionally cast a probing eye on his brand-new, complete translation of and commentary on the Hebrew Bible — from Genesis to Chronicles — which, at…