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The Hebrew Bible: A Translation with Commentary

This course was offered in Winter/Spring, 2019.

The Hebrew BibleThe publication of Robert Alter’s The Hebrew Bible: A Translation with Commentary marks the first single-author literary translation of the complete Hebrew Bible. As Professor Alter shares reflections on this decade-spanning achievement, we will have the opportunity to celebrate this landmark work—the capstone of an illustrious career of scholarship.


# Sessions
Date & time

Sunday, January 13
1:30 - 3:00 pm

Session Time Days Location Instructors
Jan 13 1:30 PM–3:00 PM Sun Jewish Community Library Robert Alter


Jewish Community Library

1835 Ellis Street

San Francisco, CA 94115


The Library is located between Scott and Pierce on the campus of the Jewish Community High School. There is a free and secure parking garage accessible from Pierce Street; buzz the intercom, announce that you’re coming to the Library, and the gate will go up. For more information call (415) 567-3327.


Robert Alter

Robert AlterRobert Alter is emeritus professor of Hebrew and comparative literature and founding director of the Center for Jewish Studies at UC Berkeley, where he has taught for more than fifty years. Professor Alter has published more than twenty works on the Bible, literary modernism, and contemporary Hebrew literature. Earlier volumes of his Bible translation and commentary have won the PEN Center Literary Award for Translation and the Koret Jewish Book Award.