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Yes, this is an entire book based on Genesis. He wanted to retain some of the poetic nuance that was involved with the original Hebrew, and it definitely reads different than the... Read morePublished 3 hours ago by Aaron J
A classic of simple and responsible interpretation.Published 4 days ago by Dr. Eli Lizorkin-Eyzenberg
Alter is always great. If anyone wants a deeper understanding of the Genesis text, this book is for you.Published 5 days ago by Hannah Rush
Given the amount of praise sponsoring this book, I ordered it with the hopes that it would be as thorough, and engaging as some of the other scholars who have tackled the masterful... Read morePublished 1 month ago by Lacy P.
This is one man's translation of Genesis. You can read other translations to see how committees reached different ways of translating it, perhaps Alter felt rejected and needed to... Read morePublished 2 months ago by Amazon Customer
Sensitivity to translation starting from the actual words, considering various primary texts, authorship, and possible alternative interpretations. Read morePublished 3 months ago by Roy Gesley
Theologians say that Genesis is a Little Gospel all in itself, & if no other book had been written, we have all we need to know about God, His origins, & ours. Read morePublished 8 months ago by Jennie Martin
Has interesting insights. However, the author's secular viewpoint results in some ridiculous interpretations (i.e. Jacob wrestled with not an angel, but a demon? Read morePublished 12 months ago by Joshua A Connor