“This stunning commentary, coming thirty-five years after the original Anchor Bible Proverbs, simply towers over all other studies of Proverbs 1–9, and bodes well for the next volume. This commentary combines erudition with clarity, originality with the necessary dialogue with previous scholarship. The essays defining wisdom are masterful, sweeping away past misunderstandings.” —Roland E. Murphy, O. Carm.--This text refers to an alternate Paperback edition.
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 Ph.D. at the Hebrew University in Jerusalem. He has written widely on wisdom literature and other aspects of biblical literature.