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Bibil Identifier bibil:221462
Publication Type Journal article
Title (English, Long) In Unexpected Places: Ritual and Religious Belonging in the Book of Esther
Author Wetter, Anne-Mareike
Journal Journal for the Study of the Old Testament (Volume: 36, Issue: 3)
Year (Publication) 2012
Year (Original (1st Edition)) 2012
Year (Copyright) 2012
Year (Reference) 2012
Language English
Pages 321-332 Pages
Genre Original
Abstract The religious content of the book of Esther is highly debated. Most approaches attempt to analyse religion in this narrative in terms of its similarities or dissimilarities with other texts from the Hebrew Bible. This article travels a different road. Applying ritual theory (more specifically, theories on rites-of-passage and ritualization) to selected parts of Esther, it explores processes of identity formation in the narrative in general, and their potential correlations with the religious identity of Esther and the Yehudite community in particular.
DOI 10.1177/0309089212437998
Keywords Thesaurus BiBIL : Books of the Old Testament : Writings : Megilloth : Esther
Thesaurus BiBIL : Old Testament (Introduction) : Theology : Themes : Rites of passage
Thesaurus BiBIL : Milieu : Ancient Judaism : Themes : Rites of passage
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