Robert Alter re. Biblical Narrative and Poetry

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Conquer | Forum Activity | Posted: Thu, May 26 2011 5:45 PM

I would love to have Robert Alter's books on Logos:

* The Art of Biblical Narrative (reads like a guided tour of the Old Testament, highlighting interesting aspects of the storytelling you've never seen before - like getting a museum guide to shine the light on small but highly significant parts of paintings to shed new light on their meaning)

* The Art of Biblical Poetry (does the same for OT poetry)

* The Five Books of Moses, A Translation with Commentary - worth it for the introduction on language and storytelling alone

* The Book of Psalms, A Translation with Commentary

It would be great to have his references to hand when studying any part of the OT on which he comments, as he sheds a fresh new light, from a thorough understanding of the Hebrew, storytelling and poetry writing, literary composition etc.

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MJ. Smith | Forum Activity | Replied: Thu, May 26 2011 5:52 PM

Yes

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David Knoll | Forum Activity | Replied: Thu, May 26 2011 6:09 PM

Yes

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fgh | Forum Activity | Replied: Fri, May 27 2011 4:59 AM

MJ. Smith:

Yes

 

David Knoll:

Yes

Those two recommendations are good enough for me! Smile

 

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Ben | Forum Activity | Replied: Fri, May 27 2011 5:56 AM

And his 1-2 Samuel!

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Dudley C Rose | Forum Activity | Replied: Thu, Dec 6 2012 7:23 PM

I would like to restart this suggestion.

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elnwood | Forum Activity | Replied: Fri, Dec 7 2012 12:20 AM

Yes

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davidphillips | Forum Activity | Replied: Tue, Jan 29 2013 10:53 AM

Yes, especially The Art of Biblical Narrative

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Joseph Turner | Forum Activity | Replied: Tue, Jan 29 2013 11:02 AM

Yes

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Adam Rao | Forum Activity | Replied: Tue, Jan 29 2013 12:51 PM

Everything by Robert Alter is worth having.

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Lee | Forum Activity | Replied: Wed, Jan 30 2013 10:42 AM

I have his translations in hard copy. Some of Alter's work is quite admirable indeed.

I'd love to go digital with Logos

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Luke Ture | Forum Activity | Replied: Tue, Sep 3 2013 9:47 AM

Yes

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Mary-Ellen | Forum Activity | Replied: Sun, Sep 8 2013 2:14 PM

Yes

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John Goodman | Forum Activity | Replied: Fri, Jan 10 2014 7:34 AM

Yes

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Joseph Hart | Forum Activity | Replied: Fri, Jan 10 2014 7:58 AM

I use these resources in Kindle.  But would get far more use out of them if they appeared in my Logos library.  It would be nice to connect his Biblical translations together as a useable bible and code the commentary as a linked resource!  Worth the $$$ I'll gladly pay. 

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Fr Devin Roza | Forum Activity | Replied: Fri, Jan 10 2014 8:52 AM

Yes

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Peter Comont | Forum Activity | Replied: Tue, Feb 18 2014 12:50 AM

Yes

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Rick Koelz | Forum Activity | Replied: Sun, Dec 30 2018 2:42 PM

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Brad | Forum Activity | Replied: Sun, Dec 30 2018 7:10 PM

Yes

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