The Five Books of Moses: A Translation with Commentary
- Binding: Hardcover
- Publisher: W.W. Norton & Co
- Published: 2004-08-17
- Edition: Slp
Through 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. 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'. Alter's majestic translation recovers the mesmerizing effect of these ancient stories - the profound and haunting enigmas, the ambiguities of motive and image, and the distinctive cadences and lovely precision of the Hebrew text.