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Greek Esther

A More Religious Megillah: The Jewish-Greek Version of Esther

The Jewish-Greek version of Esther adds several elements into the story, including prayers to God, prophetic dreams, and recognition of God's intervention.  These passages were added in Hasmonean Jerusalem, and highlights the conflict between the original diaspora book and how it was received in Hasmonean Judea.


Aaron Koller



Megillat Esther: A Godless and Assimilated Diaspora


Elsie R. Stern



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