5 03, 2017

Esther in Legends

By |2017-03-05T05:11:19-07:00March 5th, 2017|Thoughts|

For the last few days, because of the approach of Purim, I have been posting chapters from my recent book “Unusual Bible Interpretations: Ruth, Esther, and Judith,” in which among a lot of other things, I showed that Judith, in the apocrypha, the book Jewish ancestors decided not to include in the Bible, was more [...]

3 11, 2014

Esther in the legends

By |2014-11-03T09:16:03-07:00November 3rd, 2014|Thoughts|

This is a draft of chapter two of the Esther section of the book I am writing tentatively called "Unusual Bible Interpretations: Ruth, Esther, and Judith" that may be published in 2015.                                                                                       Chapter two                                                                                    Esther in the Legends   We have seen some imaginative interpretations of the book of Esther, [...]

14 03, 2014

Esther in the Legends

By |2014-03-14T11:04:34-07:00March 14th, 2014|Thoughts|

                                                                     Esther in the Legends   People invented many legends, called Midrashim, about the story of Esther. This is not surprising. The biblical tale raises a host of questions about the people in the book, their intentions and actions. The following legends were taken from Louis Ginzberg’s masterful seven-volume “The Legends of the Jews.”[1] [...]