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Proverbs: An Eclectic Edition with Introduction and Textual Commentary
Michael V. Fox
Publication Date
April 2015


A new critical text for Proverbs drawing from many manuscripts

This first volume of The Hebrew Bible: A Critical Edition series features a critical text of Proverbs with extensive text-critical introductions and commentaries. This and future HBCE volumes bring together a scholar’s critical decisions into an eclectic text, drawing from many manuscripts or placing entirely variant texts side by side. A common approach for critical editions of other ancient books, including the New Testament, the eclectic approach and scope used in the HBCE is a first of its kind for the Hebrew Bible.


  • Emendations set in context rather than singly and marginally
  • Introduction that sets out the method and purpose of the volume
  • Extensive list of abbreviations and sigla

Michael V. Fox is Halls-Bascom Professor Emeritus in the Department of Hebrew and Semitic Studies at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. Among his many works are Proverbs 1-9 and Proverbs 10-31 (both from Yale University Press), and The JPS Bible Commentary: Ecclesiastes (The Jewish Publication Society).

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