The Bible Through Literary Eyes
Biblical scholar Robert Alter argues that the distinctive organizing literary conventions and techniques of the Bible have been lost. He shows how a recovery of these conventions enables us to see more sharply what is going on in the Bible.
The Pleasure & Perils of Translating the Bible by Robert Alter
On March 26, 2012 the Allen & Joan Bildner Center for the Study of Jewish Life, in conjunction with the Henry Schwartzman Endowed Faculty Seminar, hosted Robert Alter, emeritus professor of Hebrew and comparative literature from the University of California, Berkeley. Alter lectured on "The Pleasures & Perils of Translating the Bible."