This volume completes Bible scholar Michael V. Fox’s comprehensive commentary on the book of Proverbs in the Anchor Yale series. Fox translates and explains in accessible language the meaning and literary qualities of the sayings and poems that comprise the final chapters.
He gives special attention to comparable sayings in other wisdom books, particularly from Egypt, and makes extensive use of medieval Hebrew commentaries, which have received scant attention in previous Proverbs commentaries. In separate sections set in smaller type, the author addresses technical issues of text and language for interested scholars.
The author’s essays at the end of the commentary view the book of Proverbs in its entirety and investigate its ideas of wisdom, ethics, revelation, and knowledge. Out of Proverbs’ great variety of sayings from different times, Fox shows, there emerges a unified vision of life, its obligations, and its potentials.
- Includes Textual Notes
- Contains multiple indexes
- Title: Proverbs 10-31
- Author: Michael V. Fox
- Series: Anchor Yale Bible (AYBCS)
- Publisher: Yale University Press
- Publication Date: 2009
- Pages: 752
About Michael V. Fox
Michael V. Fox is Halls-Bascom Professor in the Department of Hebrew and Semitic studies at the University of Wisconsin–Madison. After rabbinical studies and ordination at Hebrew Union College, Cincinnati, he trained in Bible studies, Semitics, and Egyptology, receiving his PhD at the Hebrew University in Jerusalem. Among his numerous works on wisdom literature and other aspects of biblical literature, he has contributed numerous articles to The Journal of Biblical Literature, authored the volume on Ecclesiastes in The JPS Bible Commentary, and wrote Proverbs 1–9.