The Hebrew Bible So Haman took the garb and the horse and arrayed Mordechai and paraded him through the city square; and he proclaimed before him- ‘This is what is done for the man whom the king desires to honor!’ (Esther 6-11) Rembrandt’s etching of the triumphal procession of Mordechai depicts Mordechai in full majestic […]
Visions of the End
The Hebrew Bible When the turn came for Esther daughter of Abihail the uncle of Mordechai… to go to the king she did not ask for anything but what Hegai, the king’s eunuch, guardian of the women, advised. Yet Esther won the admiration of all who saw her. Esther was taken to King Ahasuerus, in […]
Overview Daniel and Apocalyptic Literature, Christine Hayes, Open Yale Courses (Transcription), 2006. Primary sources Ruth 1-4 Isaiah 56-66 Joel 1-4 Daniel 1-12 Haggai 1- Rebuilding the House of the Lord Haggai 2- Recalling the Splendor of the First Temple Zechariah 3-14- The Prophecy of Restoration Artifacts Nabonidus Cylinder, 555-540 BCE Prayer of Nabonidus The Murashû […]
The Hebrew Bible 1The word of the Lord came to Jonah son of Amittai- 2Go at once to Nineveh, that great city, and proclaim judgment upon it; for their wickedness has come before Me. 3Jonah, however, started out to flee to Tarshish from the Lord’s service. He went down to Joppa and found a ship […]
Mishnah Megillah 2:1-2: The Reading of the Scroll of Esther, Texts and Traditions, ed. Lawrence H. Schiffman, Ktav Publishing House, Hoboken NJ, 1998.
The Hebrew Bible The book of Esther must be read exactly, in order, with intention and from a scroll. 2-1 One who reads the Scroll [of Esther] out of order has not fulfilled his obligation. If he “read” it by heart, or if he read it in Aramaic or in any other language [which he […]
1It happened in the days of Ahasuerus—that Ahasuerus who reigned over a hundred and twenty-seven provinces from India to Nubia. 2In those days, when King Ahasuerus occupied the royal throne in the fortress Shushan, 3in the third year of his reign, he gave a banquet for all the officials and courtiers—the administration of Persia and […]
Bible. Prophets, Book of Jonah transliterated into Judeo-Italian (Tuscan dialect), Italy, (16–) MS L667, Fol. 362r.
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The Hebrew Bible 1In the days when the chieftains ruled, there was a famine in the land; and a man of Bethlehem in Judah, with his wife and two sons, went to reside in the country of Moab. 2The man’s name was Elimelech, his wife’s name was Naomi, and his two sons were named Mahlon […]