Pete Enns & The Bible for Normal People

Interview with Robert Alter: The Art of Translating the Bible

Robert Alter, Ph.D. has spent most of his life committed to studying the Bible and the last two decades creating an entirely new translation of the Old Testament. Pete and Jared talk about some of the insights he has gained from seeing the Bible as a literary masterpiece.

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  • “Almost every sentence in the Bible is itself an embodiment of sophisticated style.” – Robert Alter

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