In a landmark new translation, Robert Alter revives the literary power of a Hebrew masterpiece
DNA studies suggest that the ancient biblical people, long thought extinct, might have settled in Sidon
Poetry for Shavuot, when we read about Ruth, a Moabite woman considered to be the first convert to Judaism
The Good Book praises Blatt, LeBron
The Book of Esther doesn’t mention God. Robert Alter’s new translation shows that’s just one way the biblical text is unique.
The medieval Aleppo Codex was safeguarded for centuries in Syria. The problems started when it arrived in Israel.
Americans say that the Bible is central to them—a divine instruction manual for life on earth. How is it, then, a new book asks, that they know so little of it?