Item description for Die Esthernovelle - Von Erzahlten Zur Erzahlung (Supplements to Vetus Testamentum) (German Edition) by Ruth Kossmann...
In this work the author attempts to unravel the original narratives which underlie the biblical Book of Esther. She reconstructs the contents of three non-Jewish narratives: a wedding story, in which the foreign beauty (Esther) takes the place of the disobedient queen; and two court narratives, telling the story of the rivalry between two courtiers at the Persian court. In exilic and postexilic times these basic narratives were merged into one topical and literary narrative, which expressed the problems connected with Jewish life in the disapora. The author aims to show that this text has been redactionally revised once more, in an attempt to adjust Palestinian Judaism to the Jewish communities that flourished in the disapora. This redaction bears the hallmarks of Judaism's clash with Hellenized political forces.
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Studio: Brill Academic Publishers
Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 9.6" Width: 6.3" Height: 1.2" Weight: 1.85 lbs.
Release Date Nov 1, 1999
Publisher Brill Academic Publishers
ISBN 9004115560 ISBN13 9789004115569