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Bibil Identifier bibil:205264
Publication Type Journal article
Title (English, Long) Haman, Mordekhai's Slave
Author Hacham, Noah
Journal Zeitschrift für die alttestamentliche Wissenschaft (Volume: 122, Issue: 1)
Year (Publication) 2010
Year (Original (1st Edition)) 2010
Year (Copyright) 2010
Year (Reference) 2010
Year (Second publication) 2010
Language English
Pages 96-101 Pages
Genre Original
Abstract The conclusion of addition A of the Greek translation of Esther known as the Alpha text relates that Haman was handed over to Mordekhai (as his slave). This unexpected, singular detail appears, with slight variations, in later Jewish sources – in the Babylonian Talmud and Aramaic translations of Esther. It is not unlikely that this represents a well-known, ancient Jewish tradition that surfaced at times in sources from different areas. It is possible too that this collective tradition testifies to the extensive, wide-ranging base of the common heritage shared by Jewish communities in diverse locations in late antiquity.
DOI 10.1515/ZAW.2010.009
Pericopes Additions to Esther 1,17
Last modification 2010-06-10