Translator Dr. Robert Alter Describes JTS's Influence on His Career

"Award-winning author and scholar Dr. Robert Alter has been translating the Hebrew Bible since 1999. His latest work, Ancient Israel: The Former Prophets - Joshua, Judges, Samuel, and Kings, has unleashed a torrent of critical acclaim. Malcolm Jones wrote in Newsweek, "You think you know these texts, or you do until you read Alter, who reignites their beauty in bracing and unexpected ways." And Cynthia Ozick wrote, "The poets will rejoice. Alter's language ascends to a rare purity through a plainness that equals the plainness of the Hebrew."

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