Translating the Hebrew Bible: Robert Alter

We have quoted Robert Alter’s work from time to time in the Critical Background. He is one of the most distinguished contemporary scholars of the Hebrew Bible.

This last year he was the featured speaker at the annual “Reading of the Sacred Texts” event at the Graduate Theological Union. Here’s the video of his presentation, as he reflects on the challenges and pleasures of translating the Hebrew Bible.

Robert Alter, Translating the Hebrew Bible: The Challenges and the Pleasures from GTU Archives on Vimeo.

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