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Robert Alter's Translation of the Hebrew Bible


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It would be nice to have Robert Alter's translation of the Hebrew Bible as an Accordance module.

 

http://books.wwnorton.com/books/978-0-393-29249-7/

 

ISBN 978-0-393-29249-7

 

Here's how Norton, the publisher, describes it.

"A landmark event: the complete Hebrew Bible in the award-winning translation that delivers the stunning literary power of the original.

"A masterpiece of deep learning and fine sensibility, Robert Alter’s translation of the Hebrew Bible, now complete, reanimates one of the formative works of our culture. Capturing its brilliantly compact poetry and finely wrought, purposeful prose, Alter renews the Old Testament as a source of literary power and spiritual inspiration. From the family frictions of Genesis and King David’s flawed humanity to the serene wisdom of Psalms and Job’s incendiary questioning of God’s ways, these magnificent works of world literature resonate with a startling immediacy. Featuring Alter’s generous commentary, which quietly alerts readers to the literary and historical dimensions of the text, this is the definitive edition of the Hebrew Bible."

 

https://www.jta.org/2018/11/21/news-opinion/robert-alter-completes-monumental-translation-hebrew-bible

"Robert Alter completes his monumental translation of the Hebrew Bible" by David A.M. Wilensky

 

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I'd like to second this - I was going to ask if anyone could share a little more information - than the attached...

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Helen,

 

Any idea on a range of dates we might expect this to be available in Accordance? I'd love to see it added! :)

 

 

Thanks,

 

Kurt

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Very interested!

It is available on Kindle so I know that an Electronic text has already been created.

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+1. I'll be the first to buy it! Such an amazing man and project! 

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Hopefully the digital edition won't have the same typo . . . 

NB: the photo is not mine. 

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A most interesting typo...  :huh:

 

-dan

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Hopefully the digital edition won't have the same typo . . . 

NB: the photo is not mine. 

 

 

Hopefully, we’ll remember to catch that before release ;-)

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A most interesting typo...  :huh:

 

-dan

This is what happens when you're volleying between editing your text and browsing the web in two different windows, then forget which window you're in!

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These things typically take months to license and prepare, no guesses yet.

 

 

Are we any closer to getting a timeline for this module?

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Yes I’d love to get this... I’d rather have it in accordance than a regular ebook.

Adam

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I had to give up and buy this on Kindle instead. Too bad, would have loved to have it in Accordance. But having started using it, it is an excellent work.

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Yes, I am very tempted to make purchase myself especially for the price on kindle.

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Any update as to when this product might become available? I would really love to have it soon! 

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+1

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