Adele Berlin

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The book of Esther is not a historical document in the usual sense--but that doesn't undermine its importance as a religious book in the Jewish canon.

Josephus’s Version of Esther

A public relations piece for Jews?

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.

Esther as Comedy

Can a book of the Bible be funny?