Adele Berlin is Professor of Hebrew Bible at the University of Maryland.
Articles by Adele Berlin
Who Was Abigail in the Bible?
How one woman's manners took her from wife of a rancher to wife of King David.
All About Esther
The book of Esther is not a historical document in the usual sense--but that doesn't undermine its importance as a religious book in the Jewish canon.
The Book of Esther
There are many unique aspects to the biblical book that tells the Purim story.
How the Book of Esther Changed
Several Greek versions of the Purim story survive, along with the biblical text we read today.