Esther Through the Centuries (BOK)

Jo Carruthers

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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


Språk Engelsk Engelsk Innbinding Innbundet
Utgitt 2007 Forfatter Jo Carruthers
ISBN 9781405132138
Antall sider 320 Dimensjoner 16,3cm x 23,6cm x 2,2cm
Vekt 614 gram Leverandør Bertram Trading Ltd
Emner og form Bible readings, selections & meditations