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Greek Esther

Edited by Lawrence M. Wills

in Ancient Jewish Novels

Published in print November 2002 | ISBN: 9780195151428
Published online November 2003 | e-ISBN: 9780199870516 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/0195151429.003.0002
 Greek Esther

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An introduction and translation of Greek Esther, or Esther as it appears in the Old Testament Apocrypha. This novel deals with Esther and Mordecai in the court of the King of Persia. It includes the motifs of prayer, penitence, the competition of ethnic groups, the role of women, and the construction of gender.

Keywords: Esther; ethnic groups; Mordecai; Old Testament Apocrypha; prayer; women

Chapter.  8588 words. 

Subjects: Judaism and Jewish Studies

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