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Character and Ideology in the Book of Esther [Paperback]

By Michael V. Fox (Author)
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Pages   344
Est. Packaging Dimensions:   Length: 9.05" Width: 6.1" Height: 0.88"
Weight:   1.09 lbs.
Binding  Softcover
Release Date   Sep 30, 2001
Publisher   Wm. B. Eerdmans Publishing Company
ISBN  0802848818  
EAN  9780802848819  

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Widely praised as a seminal contribution to the study of the Old Testament when it was first published, Michael Fox's Character and Ideology in the Book of Esther is now available in a second edition, complete with an up-to-date critical review of recent Esther scholarship. Fox's commentary, based on his own translation of the Hebrew text, captures the meaning and artistry of Esther's inspiring story. Fox also looks in depth at each character in the story of Esther, showing how they were carefully shaped by the story's author to teach a new view of how to live as Jews in foreign lands.

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More About Michael V. Fox

Register your artisan biography and upload your photo! Michael V. Fox is Halls-Bascom Professor of Hebrew, University of Wisconsin, Madison. His previous books include "Proverbs 19," available from Yale University Press. He lives in Madison."

Michael V. Fox was born in 1940.

Michael V. Fox has published or released items in the following series...
  1. Anchor Yale Bible Commentaries
  2. JPS Bible Commentary
  3. Monograph Series / The Society of Biblical Literature

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Excellent, Creative Scholarship  Jun 11, 2007
Dr. Fox accomplishes many things in his treatment of Esther and brings along a few negatives. First of all, it would be foolish to not see this commentary and character analysis as one of the most creative, novel treatments of Esther to come to the Esther studies in English in some time. The utilization of the "close-reading" style of narrative criticism to get at the author's utilization of themes and characterization will enable most (if not all) to read this narrative in a fresh light.

Fox's honesty when dealing with the "heroine (?)" Esther is a must read for all traditionalists and those who read the story with gilded pages. The methodology on the whole is thorough, though there were a few areas that had me (and my seminar group along with me) scratching my head concerning certain inconsistencies in weighing data for conclusions. In certain areas said conclusions could be more prominent, with Fox sometimes settling to present the case for multiple options and not definitively defending a certain point of view. One may also find fault that Fox does not deal with any issues at length in Greek Esther(s) (eg Alpha text, LXX, etc) which may have helped inform certain aspects of his character portrait (eg, What does the Greek prayer of Mordecai addition (?) add to the earliest perceptions of him as character?), but this is his prerogative.

Despite little percieved problems, on the whole the book is excellent, and along with the JPS commentary by Adele Berlin and the monograph by JD Levenson I believe this book composes one third of the best and most recent mainstream Jewish scholarship on the Hebrew text.

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