Esther Through the Centuries (Innbundet)

Serie: Blackwell Bible Commentaries 


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Innbinding: Innbundet
Utgivelsesår: 2007
Antall sider: 320
Forlag: John Wiley and Sons Ltd
Språk: Engelsk
Serie: Blackwell Bible Commentaries
ISBN/EAN: 9781405132138
Omtale: Esther Through the Centuries
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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