The Former Prophets: Joshua, Judges, Samuel, and Kings
Hardback 870pp 243x165mm
9780393082692   Product Code: 19257
This volume in Alter's award-winning new translation of the Hebrew Bible comprises the four books of narrative history known traditionally as the 'Former Prophets'. They cover the stories of Joshua and the fall of Jericho, Saul and David ('one of the greatest pieces of narrative in all of Western literature'), and the cycle of tales about the 'Herculean folk-hero' Samson. At the foot of each page is running commentary on the cultural background and difficulties in interpreting the Hebrew text.