The JPS Bible Commentary: Esther

9780827606999: Hardback
Release Date: 1st January 2001

Dimensions: 203 x 254

Number of Pages: 110

Series JPS Bible Commentary

The Jewish Publication Society

The JPS Bible Commentary: Esther

Hardback / £34.00

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.”

“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

Publishers Weekly

"Berlin's literary approach to the book of Esther is a very well done, and filled with important information."—David J. Zucker, Women in Judaism

David J. Zucker
Women in Judaism