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Discussion: Translations of the Psalms

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For the month of September, we’ve used a different Psalm each week from Robert Alter’s new translation of the Hebrew Bible. Maybe you’ve noticed some of the differences in Alter’s language. In this second-hour discussion, we’ll be joined by Cal professor Jonathan Sheehan, who will lead us through some of the provocative history of translating the Bible. We’ll also do some close reading of Alter’s choices in comparison with other translations, like the King James Version.

Earlier Event: September 22
Morning Worship
Later Event: September 25
Bell Choir