The books of Esther : structure, genre and textual integrity /

The Books of Esther applies form-critical tools to the Septuagint and non-Septuagint ('Lucianic') Greek texts of Esther. Differences in vocabulary, content and style show that the Greek books of Esther are independent traditions stemming from, and aimed at, two distinct religious communiti...

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Author / Creator:Dorothy, Charles V.
Imprint:Sheffield, England : Sheffield Academic Press, ©1997.
Description:1 online resource (384 pages) : illustrations.
Language:English
Series:Journal for the study of the Old Testament. Supplement series ; 187
Journal for the study of the Old Testament. Supplement series ; 187.
Subject:Bible. -- Esther -- Criticism, Textual.
Bible. -- Esther -- Criticism, interpretation, etc.
Bible. -- A.T. -- Esther -- Critique textuelle.
Bible. -- A.T. -- Esther -- Langue.
Bible. -- Esther.
Intertextualité dans la Bible.
RELIGION -- Biblical Studies -- Old Testament.
Esther (bijbelboek)
Electronic books.
Electronic books.
Criticism, interpretation, etc.
Format: E-Resource Book
URL for this record:http://pi.lib.uchicago.edu/1001/cat/bib/11183881
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ISBN:9780567621382
0567621383
1850755183
9781850755180
Notes:Includes bibliographical references (pages 361-371) and indexes.
Print version record.
Summary:The Books of Esther applies form-critical tools to the Septuagint and non-Septuagint ('Lucianic') Greek texts of Esther. Differences in vocabulary, content and style show that the Greek books of Esther are independent traditions stemming from, and aimed at, two distinct religious communities. The 'Lucianic' version appears more personal, orthodox, nationalistic and Jewish; its audience is Palestinian and it intends to foster communal identity. The Septuagint version breathes a more matter-of-fact, reportorial, Hellenistic style, with an eye to tolerance of heretics and audience entertainment.
Other form:Print version: Dorothy, Charles V. Books of Esther. Sheffield, England : Sheffield Academic Press, ©1997 1850755183 9781850755180