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The JPS Bible Commentary: Esther

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Overview

The commentary 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”; “Rabbinic Interpretation”; and many others. 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].

This resource is available as part of the JPS Tanakh Commentary Collection (11 volumes).

Praise for the Print Edition

This informative commentary ... dissects the Book of Esther and, by extension, the Jewish holiday of Purim. Berlin begins with a lengthy introduction, discussing Esther as comedy and as Diaspora literature; the introduction does a fine job of explaining the Persian period and its various art forms.

Publishers Weekly

Product Details

  • Title: The JPS Torah Commentary: Esther
  • Author: Adele Berlin
  • Series: JPS Torah Commentary
  • Publisher: Jewish Publication Society
  • Publication Date: 2001
  • Pages: 110

Adele Berlin is a professor of Hebrew Bible and ancient Near Eastern literature at the University of Maryland at College Park. She is highly regarded for her literary analysis of biblical and cognate literature. Among her publications is her volume on Esther in the JPS Bible Commentary.

Sample Pages from the Print Edition

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