Three Faces of a Queen: Characterization in the Books of Esther
by Day, Linda
This original study offers, for the first time, an analysis of the characterization of Esther as she is portrayed in each of the three primary versions of the book of Esther—the Masoretic text, the Septuagint text, and the Greek text. This study of characterization has implications beyond itself. It permits a reassessment of relations between the book of Esther and other literature of the time; it sheds light on the place of origin of the ancient versions of Esther; and it raises serious feminist and canon-critical questions about the book’s role.
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- Consideration of the differences in characterization presented in the books of Esther
- Bibliographical references and indexes
- Title: Three Faces of a Queen: Characterization in the Books of Esther
- Author: Linda Day
- Publisher: Sheffield Academic Press
- Publication Date: 1995
- Pages: 254
About Linda Day
Linda Day is an assistant professor of Hebrew Bible at Pittsburgh Theological Seminary in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.