It has given me many wonderful fresh insights into one of my absolute favorite Bible books.
Robert Alter's translation of the Psalms, The Book of Psalms: A Translation with Commentary, is wonderful - clear, poetic, and accurate.
Even the size of the hardcover book does not allow you to tuck it into your pocket or bag for easy use.
Alter writes excellent commentary and this is an excellent piece of work by him.Published 5 months ago by terrryp
I read from this Psalm book a couple times a day. It is closest to Hebrew of any translation I have used . I love it!Published 5 months ago by anon
This review is for the Kindle edition.
The translation is great although in some ways quirky, and the notes are brilliant. I'd give it 4 or 5 stars. Read more
robert Alter gives another insight to psalms which is helping with my classworkPublished 6 months ago by MAW
How many times does a book in the biblical-studies category get a review in publications as different, and unlikely, as The New Yorker and The Jerusalem Post? Not often. Read morePublished 8 months ago by Frank Bellizzi
I really don't like this book. I know a lot about Judaism but this is soooo intellectual. I just wanted to read the psalms and have a small amount of commentary. Read morePublished 9 months ago by 3xmom
This book was recommended by our Rabbi as a reference for my self study of Psalms and it fits my needs perfectly---I am not a Biblical scholar but simply have a thirst for greater... Read morePublished 9 months ago by Christopher D. Stanton