Episode 187: Genesis, chapters 49-50

In which we come to the end of the beginning.

Episode 187, chapters 49-50
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Book Information
  • This book is under copyright. Forgotten Classics has been granted the non-exclusive right to read Robert Alter's translation of Genesis and his commentary. This book is published by WW Norton. Please contact Mr. Alter or his agent for any permissions. Many thanks to Robert Alter and Georges Borchardt for their graciousness in allowing us to read this book.
  • If you are enjoying this reading, please buy Genesis. It comes to life even more when you are able to see and ponder the words.
  • Story rating: R for adult situations and commentary.
  • I will do my best to properly pronounce any Hebrew words but cannot promise accuracy. Biblical words may be pronounced using this guide.
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    1. Genesis was a great read, I am sad to see it end. On the other hand, I am going to get Alter's translation and commentary on the Psalms, since I'm reading up on the Psalms this year. I'm looking forward to what he has to say.

      Thanks for a great podcast!

    2. I would love to read your blog, but the font/print is very hard to read. Thanks.

    3. So glad you liked it ... I've got Alter's Psalms and it is great.


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