Jul

26 2020

CSP: Challenge of Translating the Bible-Prof. Robert Alter

11:00AM - 1:00PM  

Zoom - Online - register for link

Contact Arie Katz
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CSP ON-LINE EVENT
Featuring Prof. Robert Alter live from Berkeley, CA
The Challenge of Translating the Bible

Robert Alter published The Art of Biblical Narrative in 1981—a seismic moment in the history of interpreting the Hebrew Bible. Literary analysis of scripture in the academy took off like never before. Alter’s work showed that biblical authors were not mere primitive scribblers; they were “among the pioneers of prose fiction in the Western tradition” in matters of narrative, character, organization, and so much more. Using the tools of literary criticism, Alter has helped countless readers find countless treasures in these ancient texts. For nearly a quarter of a century, Alter worked on his own translation of the Hebrew Bible, which was published last year in three volumes of over 3,000 pages. In this special guest lecture, Alter discusses the challenges of translating scripture today.

Sponsor: Community Scholar Program (CSP)