Robert Alter: The Bible Through Literary Eyes

Robert Alter gives a lecture on “The Bible Through Literary Eyes” (2007). The lecture provides an introduction to the literary critical approach to the Bible, and in particular the conventions and techniques used by the ancient authors of the biblical books.

The lecture is available in both video and audio formats.

The lecture was delivered as part of the Herman P. and Sophia Taubman Endowed Symposia in Jewish Studies, and the video was produced by UCTV.

Alter is Professor of Hebrew and Comparative Literature at UC Berkeley, and author of many significant works concerning the literary criticism of the Hebrew Bible, including The Art of Biblical Narrative (1981).


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