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This is a very scholarly work which provides an alternative translation, it also provides commentary of Jewish sages throughout the ages, in addition to the writers own personal interpretation. His commentary on Hebrew words is very beneficial.
However, for people that follow traditional Judaism or Christianity, this work is troubling as the author at times states or at least suggests parts of the Torah are merely copies of prior polytheistic texts, he has a particle troublesome commentary of Exodus 21:6, where he concludes that the "gods" in question is not an expression for judges but states, "The most plausible proposal that has been made is that the reference is to household gods." For a real laugh look at how Adler translates the material Adam, "the human", was made from.
Putting aside his occasional, unusual comments and odd translation in certain limited instances, it's not a terrible book.

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