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The books of Esther : structure, genre and textual integrity / Charles V. Dorothy.

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Subject: Bible. Esther > Criticism, Textual.
Bible. Esther > Criticism, interpretation, etc.
Bible. A.T. Esther > Critique textuelle.
Bible. A.T. Esther > Langue.
Intertextualité dans la Bible.
Genre: Electronic books.

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  • ISBN: 9780567621382
  • ISBN: 0567621383
  • Physical Description: 1 online resource (384 pages) : illustrations.
  • Publisher: Sheffield, England : Sheffield Academic Press, ¬©1997.

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Bibliography, etc. Note: Includes bibliographical references (pages 361-371) and indexes.
Formatted Contents Note: Acknowledgments; Abbreviations; Chapter 1 INTRODUCTION; Chapter 2 GREEK ESTHER; Chapter 3 HEBREW ESTHER; Chapter 4 REDACTION, SOURCES AND TEXT HISTORY; Chapter 5 SUMMARY AND CONCLUSIONS; Bibliography; Index of References; Index of Authors.
Summary: The Books of Esther applies form-critical tools to the Septuagint and non-Septuagint ('Lucianic') Greek texts of Esther. Differences in vocabulary, content and style show that the Greek books of Esther are independent traditions stemming from, and aimed at, two distinct religious communities. The 'Lucianic' version appears more personal, orthodox, nationalistic and Jewish; its audience is Palestinian and it intends to foster communal identity. The Septuagint version breathes a more matter-of-fact, reportorial, Hellenistic style, with an eye to tolerance of heretics and audience entertainment.
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