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Jps Commentary on Esther (JPS Bible Commentary) [Hardcover]

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Pages   110
Est. Packaging Dimensions:   Length: 10.27" Width: 8.28" Height: 0.72"
Weight:   1.4 lbs.
Binding  Hardcover
Release Date   Jan 1, 2001
Publisher   Jewish Publication Society of America
ISBN  0827606990  
EAN  9780827606999  

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Using the same format as the much-admired JPS Torah Commentary, Berlin evaluates the language, plot, historical framework, and importance of Esther to later tradition, seeing it as a comedy used in the festival of Purim. Explains the role of the megillah in the holiday and how women are viewed in the Bible. 212 pages, hardcover.

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Recipient of the Prize of the Minister of Science, Culture, and Sport of the State of Israel] for classical literature for the year 5762 2001].

The commentary, which accompanies the Hebrew biblical text and the JPS translation, approaches the Book of Esther from a fresh literary point-of-view. It includes essays entitled "When and Where Was the Book of Esther Written?," "Sex and Spies," and "Rabbinic Interpretation."

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Adele Berlin is Robert H. Smith Professor of Hebrew Bible Emerita at the University of Maryland.
Marc Zvi Brettler is Dora Golding Professor of Biblical Studies and Chair of the Department of Near Eastern and Judaic Studies at Brandeis University.

Adele Berlin has an academic affiliation as follows - University of Maryland.

Adele Berlin has published or released items in the following series...
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Wonderful  Jul 27, 2001
The author's presentation is not so complex to loose the lay scholar, but is detailed enough to provide an excellent resource for study. This book is well suited to the lay person studying on their own or preparing for congregational bible studies.
Very helpful to me  Jul 13, 2001
This commentary fills a large gap between the usual superficial Bible commentaries and very advanced works like the International Critical Commentary. (The volume on Esther in that series is anyway hopelessly out of date.) It provides a lot of solid information in a large solid volume but without overwhelming technicalities. Its attitude is that Esther is a comic novel, presumably with no historical basis for its plot although the background details are confirmed by modern archaeology. Don't expect light reading, but after you have read this you will have learnt a lot.
jps esther offers helpful background  Feb 16, 2001
Fully half of this book is devoted to a discussion of the background of the work and its interpretations. It is quite helpful in understanding and interpreting the text. There is a ten page bibliography that makes it clear the work was exhaustively researched and many points of view were considered.

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