Alternative Visions

Alternative Visions
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Alternative Visions

Overview Esther and Jonah, Christine Hayes, Open Yale Courses (Transcription), 2006. Biblical History- Jeremiah, Ezra and Esther, c. 586-330 BCE, Steven Feldman, COJS. Primary sources Esther 1-9 Jonah 1-4 Greek Esther 13-14- The Letter and the Prayer Mishnah Megillah 2-1-2- The Reading of the Scroll of Esther, Texts and Traditions, ed. Lawrence H. Schiffman, Ktav […]

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Ahasverus, Haman and Esther, Rembrandt, 1660.
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Ahasverus, Haman and Esther, Rembrandt, 1660.

Episode from chapters 5-7 of the Book of Esther. According to the Pushkin Museum this is one of the best creations of Rembrandt’s late period. The dramatic conflict between the three persons is expressed through their restrained but eloquent gestures. The scene has a tense atmosphere of suspense. The figure of Esther is radiant, her […]

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Esther and Jonah, Christine Hayes, Open Yale Courses (Transcription), 2006.
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Esther and Jonah, Christine Hayes, Open Yale Courses (Transcription), 2006.

An interesting counterpoint to the apocalyptic literature and the apocalyptic reliance on God’s cataclysmic consummation of history in order to dole out justice to the righteous and the wicked, is found in the Book of Esther. And this is a short novella. It’s set in fifth-century Persia, it was probably written in the fourth century, […]

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