"Everett Fox, in writing and teaching in person, treats the Bible as a passionate speaking drama: tales, proclamations, poetry, even law codes told aloud around the campfire."

— Rabbi Arthur Waskow, Director, The Shalom Center

Dr. Everett Fox is the widely-praised teacher and translator of The Five Books of Moses, a long-time staple of Torah Study groups and synagogues, and a guide for those seeking a fresh view of the Bible.

Presentations by Dr. Everett Fox :

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A journey through the Bible’s art and meaning: Three to four presentations on how biblical stories can be unlocked, and how listening to their remarkable language can produce a new appreciation of their meaning for us.

  • What follows the Torah (Joshua through Kings): History, Fiction, or Something Else?
  • Finding Clues, Crafting Words: Re-translating the Bible
  • The Bible’s Best Ghost Story
  • Samson and Delilah: Seduction and Sense in a Biblical Tale
  • David and Bathsheba: Why Biblical Characters Aren’t Perfect
  • Solomon’s Glorious Temple, Past and Present
  • How Jews and Christians Read the Same Bible through Different Eyes
  • A Bible Scholar in Hollywood: What Happens When a Biblical Story Becomes a Movie?

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Individual talks and study groups

Choose any of Dr. Fox’s topics for a Dvar Torah, lecture, or study group, ranging from 20 minutes to an hour and a half.

Cover of The Early Prophets

A preview of Dr. Fox’s newest work, The Early Prophets

Containing some of the most memorable stories not only in the Bible but in all of Western literature, this volume, which includes the books of Joshua, Judges, Samuel, and Kings, focuses on problems of identity and leadership, and introduces us to a host of memorable characters: Deborah, Samson, Saul, David, Solomon, and Elijah, among others. The translation highlights the spoken nature of the tales, and notes and commentary illuminate historical issues and suggest clues to the texts’ meaning in their language: rhythm, plays on words, and key words.