Translating the Bible

Sunday, January 12, 2020
3:00 PM – 4:00 PM


Free Event

Robert Alter will speak on “Translating the Bible” in Loma Pelona Center at 3:00 p.m. He is a Professor of Hebrew and Comparative Literature at the University of California, Berkeley and is the author of more than 20 books on the Hebrew Bible and literature. In 2018, he published The Hebrew Bible: A Translation with Commentary (W.W. Norton) and among his many other publications are The Art of Biblical Narrative (1981), The Art of Biblical Poetry (1985), Necessary Angels: Tradition and Modernity in Kafka, Benjamin, and Scholem (1991), Imagined Cities: Urban Experience and the Novel (2005), Pen of Iron: American Prose and the King James Bible (2010), Strong As Death Is Love: Song of Songs Ruth, Ester, Jonah and Daniel: A Translation with Commentary (2015), and The Art of Bible Translation (2019).

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