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In August 2020, all Ursinus College Common Intellectual Experience (CIE) students read Robert Alter’s translation of Genesis. Alter’s translation makes the dramatic power of the Hebrew Bible palpably evident, inviting readers into discussion of gender, power, and the divine in the text, to name just a few issues. Reading Alter’s translation, even lifelong readers of the Bible may view the text from a fresh perspective. In this virtual salon, Robert Alter discusses his work and takes questions from the Ursinus community.
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Hebrew Bible, Robert Alter, translation, Genesis, Old Testament, Scriptures
Biblical Studies | Jewish Studies | Language Interpretation and Translation
Alter, Robert, "Bible Remix: A Return to the Beginning (Genesis)" (2021). Lecture Series. 2.
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