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Esther = [Ester] : the traditional Hebrew text with the new JPS translation / commentary by Adele Berlin.

Book Book (2001.)
Description: lix, 110 pages ; 26 cm.
Publisher: Philadephia : Jewish Publication Society, 2001.
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Gordon College Reference Room Ref. BS 1225.3 .J78 2001 Esther (Text to Phone) Library Use Only -

  • ISBN: 0827606990
  • ISBN: 9780827606999
Bibliography, etc.: Includes bibliographical references (pages 99-110).
Contents: Wine and women -- Sex and spies -- Honor and enmity -- Mourning and planning -- Party favors -- Honor gained and honor lost -- Another party favor -- A reversal of fortunes -- Riots and revelry -- All's well that ends well.
Summary: "The Book of Esther is, among Jews, one of the best-known and most enjoyed books of the Bible. The book's fame is due almost entirely to its connection with Purim. If we did not have Purim, with the reading of the Megillat Esther as its centerpiece, Esther would languish in obscurity. In fact, it seems likely that Esther was included in the Bible because of the celebration of Purim. The converse is also probable: If we did not have the Book of Esther we would not have Purim, for Esther gives us the account of the origin of Purim and the reason for its annual celebration ... Whether the book preceded the festival or the festival the book, the two are inextricably bound together. The Book of Esther is a joyous book for a joyous festival."--Jacket.
Language: Hebrew and English.
Authors: Berlin, Adele. (Added Author).
Alternate Title: Ester
Citation: Berlin, Adele. "Esther = [Ester] : the traditional Hebrew text with the new JPS translation." Philadephia : Jewish Publication Society, 2001.

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