Category: Robert Alter

The Weekly Roundup – 2.14.20

Happy Valentine’s Day! To both of my readers, I love you! Over at Is That in the Bible? readers can find a lengthy post on the story of Joseph entitled “From Robes to Riches: The Fairytale of Joseph.” In this piece, Paul Davidson discusses… Continue Reading “The Weekly Roundup – 2.14.20”

The Weekly Roundup – 4.26.19

“All translations of great works are of course no more than approximations of the original, in some places happy ones, in some necessarily imperfect. But respecting the sheer physicality of the Bible’s language together with a stylistic decorum appropriate to the Hebrew diction can… Continue Reading “The Weekly Roundup – 4.26.19”

The Weekly Roundup – 2.1.19

“I propose the final edition of Genesis is the result of a similar process by an editor of the Holiness school of pre-exilic Israel, who combined and organized these various materials into a continuous and meaningful whole.” – Bill T. Arnold Over on her… Continue Reading “The Weekly Roundup – 2.1.19”

Book Review: ‘The Case for Miracles’ by Lee Strobel, part 5a

In part one of my review of Lee Strobel’s The Case for Miracles I covered chapters 1-3, a section featuring Strobel’s interview of the skeptic Michael Shermer. In part two I covered chapters 4-6 featuring his interview with Craig Keener. In part three I covered… Continue Reading “Book Review: ‘The Case for Miracles’ by Lee Strobel, part 5a”

Robert Alter’s Magnum Opus

If you aren’t familiar with Robert Alter then stop reading this blog post and go look him up. Alter is Professor of Hebrew and Comparative Literature at the University of California at Berkeley. Over the last couple of years I’ve come to love Alter’s… Continue Reading “Robert Alter’s Magnum Opus”