The Book of Psalms: A Translation with Commentary
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One ofåÊNewsweek‰۪s Best Books of the Year and winner of the Robert Kirsch Award for Lifetime Achievement.
A cornerstone of the scriptural canon, the Book of Psalms has been a source of solace and joy for countless readers over millennia. This timeless poetry is beautifully wrought by a scholar whose translation of the Five Books of Moses was hailed as a ‰ÛÏgodsend‰ by Seamus Heaney and a ‰ÛÏmasterpiece‰ by Robert Fagles. Alter‰۪såÊThe Book of PsalmsåÊcaptures the simplicity, the physicality, and the coiled rhythmic power of the Hebrew, restoring the remarkable eloquence of these ancient poems. His learned and insightful commentary illuminates the obscurities of the text.