Esther Through the Centuries

  • John Wiley and Sons Ltd
  • 2007
  • Hardback
  • 320
  • English
  • 1
  • 9781405132138

This interdisciplinary commentary ranges from early midrashic interpretation to contemporary rewritings introducing interpretations of the only biblical book not to mention God. * Unearths a wealth of neglected rewritings inspired by the story's relevance to themes of nationhood, rebellion, providence, revenge, female heroism, Jewish identity, exile, genocide and 'multiculturalism'* Reveals the various struggles and strategies used by religious commentators to make sense of this only biblical book that does not mention God* Asks why Esther is underestimated by contemporary feminist scholars despite a long history of subversive rewritings* Compares the most influential Jewish and Christian interpretations and interpreters* Includes an introduction to the book's myriad representations in literature, music, and art* Published in the reception-history series, Blackwell Bible Commentaries

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