The Book of Psalms, sometimes known as Psalms, is a book in the Hebrew Bible, the Christian Bible, and the Islamic Zabur. Its 150 poems "reflect almost the whole breadth of Israel's religious beliefs when taken as a whole." The Book of Psalms, a cornerstone of the biblical canon, has provided comfort and pleasure to many readers for millennia. This timeless poetry is masterfully crafted by a scholar whose translation of The Five Books of Moses was lauded as a "godsend" by Seamus Heaney and a "masterpiece" by Robert Fagles. Alter's The Book of Psalms preserves the Hebrew's simplicity, physicality, and coiled rhythmic strength, resurrecting the old songs' astonishing eloquence. His knowledgeable and perceptive commentary sheds light on the text's obscurities. A 100-page paperback book measuring 8.5" x 5.5".