Robert Alter's Masterful Translations of the Bible as Literature

Robert Alter& Masterful Translations of the Bible as Literature

The poetry of Yehuda Amichai / edited by Robert Alter.

Encore -- The poetry of Yehuda Amichai / edited by Robert Alter.

The Poetry of Yehuda Amichai ed. Robert Alter

The largest English-language collection to date from Israel’s finest poetFew poets have demonstrated as persuasively as Yehuda Amichai why poetry matters.

Jewish humor according to Robert Alter: "Ironic or playful domestication of myth" (Camus, 90)  What is Jewish about these comics? How does the Old Testament as a source text lend itself so well to social/religious commentary and humor? Are these comics funny, and are they meant to be funny?

Jewish humor according to Robert Alter: "Ironic or playful domestication of myth" (Camus, 90) What is Jewish about these comics? How does the Old Testament as a source text lend itself so well to social/religious commentary and humor? Are these comics funny, and are they meant to be funny?

The Poetry of Yehuda Amichai edited by Robert Alter

Under Robert Alter's ingenious arrangement, the collected translations of Yehuda Amichai's oeuvre beautifully focuses attention on the poet's unique Hebrew voice.

absolutely love this series! it's one of the only ones I buy instead of going to the library!

Treachery in Death Eve Dallas tracks down those who break the law-including the ones sworn to uphold it.

Basically: 'Murdering babies is a good time.'Historical context: The writer has been exiled from Babylon. The Hebrew here is mournful; this psalm is often set to music.What more conservative readers might say: It's a metaphor wherein the babies are 'the sadness of the Babylonian exile' who should be “dashed against the rock of faith,' or 'dashing your sins against the rock of reason.' What more liberal readers might say: Noted Hebrew Bible scholar Robert Alter writes, 'No moral justification…

7 Shocking Bible Verses You Probably Won't Hear In Church

There is not a single verse in the complete Bible, where Jesus Christ himself says "I am God" or "Worship me." Jesus Christ never claimed divinity in the Bible.

Preview: Mulan: Revelations #4, Mulan: Revelations #4  Story: Marc Andreyko, Robert Alter Art: Micah Kaneshiro Cover: Micah Kaneshiro Publisher: Dark Horse Publication Date: No...,  #All-Comic #All-ComicPreviews #Comics #DarkHorse #marcandreyko #MicahKaneshiro #Mulan:Revelations #previews #RobertAlter

Preview: Mulan: Revelations #4, Mulan: Revelations #4 Story: Marc Andreyko, Robert Alter Art: Micah Kaneshiro Cover: Micah Kaneshiro Publisher: Dark Horse Publication Date: No..., #All-Comic #All-ComicPreviews #Comics #DarkHorse #marcandreyko #MicahKaneshiro #Mulan:Revelations #previews #RobertAlter

The downstairs powder room in Robert Alter and Sherry Siegel’s home in Chicago features over five dozen works of art.

Show Off Your Art Collection—in the Bathroom

The downstairs powder room in Robert Alter and Sherry Siegel’s home in Chicago features over five dozen works of art.

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An Alter-ed Perspective on the Bible

This year marks the anniversary of the King James Version of the Bible. Scholar Robert Alter has some issues with the translation of the holy book.

Altared spaces: How to create a sanctuary in your home | "Pritam Khalsa, 4, stands outside the tiny meditation room, which is tucked under the stairs."

Altared spaces: How to create a sanctuary in your home

God calls Eve ezer kenegdo. The attempts in English are "helper" or "companion". So incredibly wimpy, flat, disappointing! A dog can be a companion. Better translates to "sustainer beside him". The word ezer is used 20 other places in the OT. In every other instance that person being described is God himself, when you need Him desperately. God is your only hope. Your ezer.  A better translation of ezer would be "life saver". Kenegdo means alongside, or opposite to, a counterpart.

God calls Eve ezer kenegdo. The attempts in English are "helper" or "companion". So incredibly wimpy, flat, disappointing! A dog can be a companion. Better translates to "sustainer beside him". The word ezer is used 20 other places in the OT. In every other instance that person being described is God himself, when you need Him desperately. God is your only hope. Your ezer. A better translation of ezer would be "life saver". Kenegdo means alongside, or opposite to, a counterpart.

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