Robert Alter’s name has been mentioned more than once in biblical theology classes of mine at RTS. He presents a way to understand well Old Testament literature. Though he is not a Christian, his work I have been told can be used to understand Hebrew literature in ways we are unaware of as Western 21st century Christians. I would suspect that his observations are great but that his conclusions and/or presuppositions contain issues. I look forward to reading his works in the future.