Greek Versions of Esther

Same story, different perspective

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As more and more scholars are coming to see, the early fluidity of the Hebrew text and the variety of ways that the story was retold, in Hebrew or other languages, belong to the history of early Jewish biblical interpretation. The Septuagint is a window onto how Greek-speaking Jews of the early pre-Christian centuries read and understood the story of Esther.

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Adele Berlin

Adele Berlin is Professor of Hebrew Bible at the University of Maryland.