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Bibil Identifier bibil:247512
Publication Type Book
Title (English, Long) The Dynamics of Violence and Revenge in the Hebrew Book of Esther
Author Ruiz-Ortiz, Francisco-Javier
Series Vetus Testamentum. Supplements (Volume: 175)
Year (Publication) 2017
Year (Original (1st Edition)) 2017
Year (Copyright) 2017
Year (Reference) 2017
Library BCU/Dorigny, Lausanne
Signature SBA 95/175
Place 224.45.08
Publishing house Brill
Place Leiden / Boston
ISBN 978-90-04-33701-5
Edition number 1
Language English
Pages xiii Pages
275 Pages
height in cm 24
Genre Original
Abstract This volume offers a thematic study of an integral part of the Hebrew text of Esther, namely, violence. In The Dynamics of Violence and Revenge in the Hebrew Book of Esther, Francisco-Javier Ruiz-Ortiz makes the first ever monographic research on the topics of hostility and the mechanisms of revenge as expressed by the author of the Hebrew book of Esther.
The present book is divided into two parts consisting of three chapters each. After an introductory chapter reviewing previous studies on the book of Esther, the author analyses the main vocabulary of violence and revenge in this biblical text before studying the narrative of Esther from the point of view of violence. The results of these two avenues of research are then applied on three pericopes which are representative of the dynamics of violence. Each of the chosen texts illustrates how violence and revenge are used by the author to express the message of survival and the importance of the Jewish people.
Keywords Thesaurus BiBIL : Books of the Old Testament : Writings : Megilloth : Esther
Thesaurus BiBIL : Old Testament (Introduction) : Theology : Themes : Violence - Non-violence
Pericopes Esther 2,21-2,23
Esther 7,1-7,10
Esther 9,1-9,19
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