The Book of Psalms Paperback

A Translation with Commentary

by Robert Alter;

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The Book of Psalms

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A cornerstone of the biblical canon, "The Book of Psalms" has been a source of solace and joy for countless readers over millennia. The purity of its images invites reflection and supplication in times of sorrow. The musicality of its rhythms moves readers to celebration of good tidings. As in the past, today it is a book to be cherished as the grounding for daily life. This timeless poetry is beautifully wrought by a scholar whose translation of "The Five Books of Moses" was hailed as a 'godsend' by Seamus Heaney, a 'masterpiece' by Robert Fagles and a 'remarkable work of scholarship' by James Wood. Robert Alter's "The Book of Psalms" captures 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 shines a light on the obscurities of the text.

The Book of Psalms by Robert Alter was published by WW Norton& Co in October 2009 and is our 6758th best seller. The ISBN for The Book of Psalms is 9780393337044.

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The Book of Psalms is completely different to the Secret of Psalms book. The Book of Psalms, which we sell on our site is just a book of Psalms with a commentary.


Details for The Book of Psalms

Page last updated 23rd October 2016
Author / Artist
Book FormatPaperback
PublisherWW Norton& Co (October 2009)
Number of Pages560
Thickness28 mm
Height211 mm
Width145 mm
Product Code1970109
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