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The Book of Psalms: A Translation with a Commentary is a literary masterpiece. Robert Alter offers a translation of the Hebrew Scriptures in a way that captures the intended poetry like no other modern translation. While his brief verse-by-verse commentary is not the main focus of the book, Alter's comments are helpful and scholarly. Every Psalm is treated with precision of the Hebrew text making the original beauty accessible through the English language.Robert Alter is the author of other Translations with a Commentary including The Five Books of Moses, The David Story, and Genesis. He has also published many acclaimed works of critical scholarship on the Bible, literary modernism, and contemporary Hebrew literature. He is the class of 1937 Professor of Hebrew and Comparative Literature at the University of California, Berkeley.