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The book of Psalms : a translation with commentary

Author: Robert Alter
Publisher: New York : W.W. Norton, [2007]. copyright ©2007
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : First editionView all editions and formats
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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  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Commentaries
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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Robert Alter
ISBN: 9780393062267 0393062260 9780393337044 0393337049
OCLC Number: 122701578
Language Note: Translated from the Hebrew.
Awards: Winner of Northern California Book Award 2008
Description: xl, 518 pages ; 25 cm
Contents: Introduction. Historical contexts ; Assembling the book ; The poetry of Psalms ; The challenge of translating Psalms ; The text of Psalms ; A note on transliteration --
The book of Psalms.
Other Titles: Bible.
Responsibility: Robert Alter.
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