Book of Esther


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an Old Testament book telling of a beautiful Jewess who became queen of Persia and saved her people from massacre

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The tale of Purim is told in the Book of Esther, known as the Megillah, and ends with Haman's hanging and the Jewish people being saved.
In that context, he explores violence and revenge in the Hebrew Book of Esther, an aspect he finds missing from the recent resurgence of interest in the book.
Yehoshua Bachrach further suggests that the lone mention of Jerusalem in the Book of Esther, when Mordechai is introduced as exiled from Jerusalem (Esther 2:6), is meant to place the destruction of Jerusalem as a "cloud spread over the entire Megillah.
A research analyst at the Committee for Accuracy in Middle East Reporting in America (CAMERA), Miller focuses her criticism on those evangelical Christians whom she accuses of blindly subscribing to a Palestinian narrative of Israeli oppression entailing the same outdated supersessionist theology that informed past Christian ambivalence toward the book of Esther.
provided an even further connection to the Jewish feast featuring readings in the synagogue from the Book of Esther.
In the Book of Esther, Xerxes, king of Persia, chooses Esther as a replacement for his disobedient wife.
Now they're wrapping it up with "The Book of Esther," based on one of the best-loved stories of the Old Testament.
Purim commemorates the story of the deliverance of the Jewish people in the ancient Persian Empire as told in the book of Esther.
Widely known in the Judeo-Christian world, the book of Esther tells the story of a Jewish woman (Esther) who became Queen after Vasti (the King's first wife) refused to parade naked and objectified before her husband (King Ahasueros) and his subj ects.
When Binyamin Netanyahu, Israel's prime minister, visited Washington last week on the eve of the Purim holiday, he gave Barack Obama, the US president, what he considered a symbolic gift - a copy of the old testament book of Esther.
In some cases, he would be remembered for generations, like the mythical Mordecai in the Book of Esther.
THE Book of Esther is about a girl who, because of her beauty, is taken for a wife by the King of Persia, but does not reveal that she is Jewish.
The Book of Esther was duly canonized in the Hebrew scriptures and the Christian Bible.
Purim, held in high esteem, is Jewish feast commemorating the deliverance of Jews, as documented in the Book of Esther.