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Genesis begins with the making of heaven and earth and all life and ends with the image of a mummy Joseph's in a coffin In between come many of the primal stories in Western culture Adam and Eve's expulsion from the garden of Eden Cain's murder of Abel Noah and the Flood the destruction of Sodom and Gomorrah Abraham's binding of Isaac t. Reading Alter's prose translations helps one understand what Erich Auerbach meant when he claimed that the Hebrew Bible was fraught with background Mimesis The awesome grandeur of the KJV's God who declares I shall uestion thee and answer thou me Job is here gone and what we have instead is a rather capricious desert tyrant ruling over an unruly and exceptionally malicious people And the prose I have read few passages as strikingly fresh as the opening chapter of Genesis with its repeated use of the word and Hebrew waw which leaves the reader utterly fatigued at the conclusion of the first 6 days no wonder YHWH had to take a day off

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בְּרֵאשִׁיתAnd their neighbors Alter's translation honors the meanings and literary strategies of the ancient Hebrew and conveys them in fluent English prose It recovers a Genesis with the continuity of theme and motif of a wholly conceived and fully realized book His insightful fully informed commentary illuminates the book in all its dimensions. actually a uick enjoyable and exciting read Lots of scams and family dynamics Reminds me of Caroline Calloway’s instagram Ugh this will be unbearable for me to look back on later in life But what am i supposed to say in a goodreads review of Genesis I mean it is what it is Fwiw i liked it

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DOWNLOAD בְּרֵאשִׁית ✓ E-book, or Kindle E-pub ò ➽ בְּרֵאשִׁית Free ➳ Author Robert Alter – Genesis begins with the making of heaven and earth and all life and ends with the image of a mummy—Joseph's—in a coffin In between come many of the primal stHe covenant of God and Abraham Isaac's blessing of Jacob in place of Esau the saga of Joseph and his brothersIn Robert Alter's brilliant translation these stories cohere in a powerful narrative of the tortuous relations between fathers and sons husbands and wives eldest and younger brothers God and his chosen people the people of Israel. Thanks daughter dearest for introducing me to this translation of Genesis a fresh and literary approach It's musical poetic earthy embodied and free of much of the baggage that accompanies other translations My copy is heavily underlined with as many marks in the footnotes as the text I recommend it to anyone in pursuit of the living word It deepened my understanding of scripture Robert Alter went on to translate the second through fifth books of Moses a volume I haven't yet read but have on my wish list