Dr. Robert Alter

Guest Scholar

Robert Alter (Professor Emeritus at the University of California, Berkeley) is one of the best-known names in Biblical Studies. His popular book The Art of Biblical Narrative has influenced a generation of readers to value the literary artistry and unity of the Hebrew Bible. Prof. Alter has published extensively on ancient Hebrew prose and poetry, alongside studies of Kafka, Stendhal, and other modern literature. A few years ago he completed the long-term project The Hebrew Bible: A Translation with Commentary