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Bibil Identifier bibil:233369
Publication Type Book
Title (English, Long) Three Versions of Esther
Title (English, ) Their Relationship to Anti-Semitic and Feminist Critique of the Story
Author Miller, Tricia
Series Contributions to Biblical Exegesis and Theology (Volume: 74)
Year (Publication) 2014
Year (Original (1st Edition)) 2014
Year (Copyright) 2014
Year (Reference) 2014
Library BCU/Dorigny, Lausanne
Signature USA 11647
Place 224.45.08
Publishing house Peeters
Place Leuven - Paris - Walpole, MA
ISBN 978-90-429-3042-1
Edition number 1
Language English
Pages xxvi Pages
217 Pages
height in cm 23
Genre Original
Abstract Hebrew Esther tells the story of a woman who assumes responsibility to save her people from attempted genocide. Old Greek and Alpha Text Esther are examples of Jewish apologetic and polemic literature that addressed Greek and Latin perceptions of Jewish xenophobia and misanthropy. However, in spite of the fact that Hebrew Esther gives an account of a woman’s leading role in the prevention of the genocide of the Jews of Persia, and the fact that the authors of the Greek versions reinterpreted the Hebrew for the purpose of addressing anti-Semitic sentiment in the Greco-Roman world, the story of Esther is the object of significant anti-Semitic and feminist critique. In contrast to most past and current scholarship, this work uses a combination of critical methods to question both forms of critique, and contrasts Hebrew Esther’s character and actions with her character and actions portrayed in the two Greek versions
Keywords Thesaurus BiBIL : Books of the Old Testament : Writings : Megilloth : Esther
Thesaurus BiBIL : Books of the Old Testament : Writings : Megilloth : Esther : Greek Esther
Thesaurus BiBIL : Milieu : Graeco-Roman World : History and Civilization : Attitude Toward Jews/Judaism
Thesaurus BiBIL : Old Testament (Introduction) : Text : Ancient Recensions and Versions
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