The Book of Psalms: A Translation with Commentary

The Book of Psalms: A Translation with Commentary

Hardcover, 560 pages

Published September 17th 2007 by W. W. Norton Company


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 rea......more


About the author(Robert Alter)

Robert Bernard Alter is an American professor of Hebrew and comparative literature at the University of California, Berkeley, where he has taught since 1967, and has published many acclaimed works on the Bible, literary modernism, and contemporary Hebrew literature.

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