Adele Berlin is Professor of Hebrew Bible at the University of Maryland.
How one woman's manners took her from wife of a rancher to wife of King David.
The book of Esther is not a historical document in the usual sense--but that doesn't undermine its importance as a religious book in the Jewish canon.
A public relations piece for Jews?
There are many unique aspects to the biblical book that tells the Purim story.
Several Greek versions of the Purim story survive, along with the biblical text we read today.
Can a book of the Bible be funny?