SUGGESTION: Robert Alter Bible Translation & Commentary

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David Paul | Forum Activity | Posted: Sat, Apr 11 2015 9:17 PM

Strongly request that Logos acquire Robert Alter's series of Bible translations & commentaries:

Books of Moses

Former Prophets

Wisdom Books

All highly rated...asap please.

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Nick Steffen | Forum Activity | Replied: Sun, Apr 12 2015 7:59 AM

I'm rather surprised it hasn't yet been added. A big Yes from me. 

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Virgil Buttram | Forum Activity | Replied: Sun, Apr 12 2015 8:30 AM

Agreed. I'm using his Books of Moses as an additional text in a seminary class on the Pentateuch right now, and I'd love to have it in Logos.

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Ben | Forum Activity | Replied: Sun, Apr 12 2015 10:22 AM

And don't forget his Song of Songs, Ruth, Esther, Jonah, Daniel!

And Art of Biblical Narrative!

"The whole modern world has divided itself into Conservatives and Progressives. The business of Progressives is to go on making mistakes. The business of Conservatives is to prevent mistakes from being corrected."- G.K. Chesterton

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Caleb S. | Forum Activity | Replied: Mon, Apr 13 2015 11:21 PM

I would love to see a "Robert Alter" Bundle come to Logos with as many of his resources as possible (but reasonably priced, of course).

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Joseph Turner | Forum Activity | Replied: Tue, Apr 14 2015 8:25 AM

Caleb S.:

I would love to see a "Robert Alter" Bundle come to Logos with as many of his resources as possible (but reasonably priced, of course).

Yes

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JH | Forum Activity | Replied: Sat, Nov 7 2015 7:19 AM

Bump. How about it, Logos?

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Lew Worthington | Forum Activity | Replied: Sat, Nov 7 2015 12:08 PM

Art of Biblical Narrative was a huge influence on my analytical method for my dissertation.

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Kenute P. Curry | Forum Activity | Replied: Sat, Nov 7 2015 1:04 PM

YesYesYesYesYes

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Stephen Steele | Forum Activity | Replied: Fri, Oct 28 2016 5:31 AM

Looks like I'll have to buy The David Story in kindle...

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Nick Steffen | Forum Activity | Replied: Mon, Apr 17 2017 12:32 PM

I think Alter's work begs for another bump of this suggestion.

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Roger Dittmar | Forum Activity | Replied: Mon, Apr 17 2017 1:07 PM

YesYes

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David Paul | Forum Activity | Replied: Mon, May 8 2017 1:51 PM

bumpishness

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Joseph Hart | Forum Activity | Replied: Mon, May 22 2017 8:40 PM

BUMP BUMP BUMP

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Friar Ben | Forum Activity | Replied: Tue, Jun 6 2017 7:26 PM

Yes

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Nick Steffen | Forum Activity | Replied: Tue, Mar 27 2018 4:13 PM

I just noticed that Robert Alter's full translation of the Hebrew Bible with commentary will be released by Norton in December 2018. 

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.

  • Forthcoming December 2018
  • ISBN 978-0-393-29249-7

This would be phenomenal to get in Logos, and I do hope that talks have already started to facilitate this process. Make sure to contribute to the UserVoice page for Alter's works

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scooter | Forum Activity | Replied: Tue, Mar 27 2018 4:44 PM

Hardcover: 3500 pg. 125USD

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David Paul | Forum Activity | Replied: Wed, Mar 28 2018 1:03 AM

Ha...I was about to come on here and say that I had started a thread some time back about getting Alter in Logos...and here it is! Still interested, even though I already bought HC version of Alter's volume on the Wisdom Books

Nick Steffen:
This would be phenomenal to get in Logos, and I do hope that talks have already started to facilitate this process.

Totally agree about getting the whole enchilada in Logos...this iron should already be in the fire. In the last year, I've bought at least $1000 worth of hard copy books for stuff not available in Logos. Hope this isn't added to that list.

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Bobby Terhune | Forum Activity | Replied: Sun, Apr 22 2018 2:19 PM

YesYesYes

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