Interview with Robert Alter

Nov 3, 2011

Host Jonathan Judaken talks with Robert Alter, renowned Professor of Hebrew and Comparative Literature at the University of California, Berkley.  

Alter is one of the greatest living literary scholars and analysts of the Bible.  He is the author of some 20 books that cover the gamut of the history of the Bible, to contemporary American fiction, to commentaries on modern Hebrew literature.  He has also received critical acclaim for his recent translations of the Five Books of Moses and Psalms.  His most recent publication is Pen of Iron: American Prose and the King James Bible.  

For more on Robert Alter, you can visit the University of California, Berkley's biographical page of Professor Alter at

For information about Alter's upcoming event at Rhodes College, you can visit