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Finding morality in the diaspora? : moral ambiguity and transformed morality in the Books of Esther

Author: Charles D Harvey
Publisher: Berlin : Walter de Gruyter, 2003.
Series: Beihefte zur Zeitschrift für die alttestamentliche Wissenschaft, 328.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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This volume explores issues of moral character found in the different text versions of the book of Esther. First the study suggests the two most common approaches to perceived moral problems in the story of Esther: avoidance and transformation. Then it investigates selected portions of the Hebrew Masoretic Text, the Greek Septuagint Text, and the Greek Alpha-Text stories of Esther, focusing on issues of morality via  Read more...
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Harvey, Charles D.
Finding Morality in the Diaspora? : Moral Ambiguity and Transformed Morality in the Books of Esther.
Hawthorne : De Gruyter, ©2003
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Charles D Harvey
ISBN: 9783110893960 3110893967
OCLC Number: 903973821
Language Note: In English.
Description: 1 online resource (290 pages).
Contents: ""Abbreviations""; ""Part I: Approximations & Anticipations""; ""1 Introduction""; ""1.0 Context""; ""1.1 Delimitation of Texts""; ""1.2 A Brief Description of the Esther Texts to be Studied""; ""1.3 Versification""; ""1.4 Explanation of Procedure""; ""Part II: Elucidations & Evaluations""; ""2 Moral Character in the MT""; ""2.0 Introduction""; ""2.1 Vashti""; ""2.2 Esther""; ""2.3 Mordecai""; ""2.4 Haman""; ""2.5 The Jews""; ""2.6 The King""; ""3 Moral Character in the LXX""; ""3.0 Introduction""; ""3.1 Astin""; ""3.2 Esther""; ""3.3 Mardochaios""; ""3.4 Aman""; ""3.5 The Jews"" ""3.6 The King (Î?Ï?Ï?αÎ?ÎÏ?Î?ηÏ?)""""4 Moral Character in the AT""; ""4.0 Introduction""; ""4.1 Ouastin""; ""4.2 Esther""; ""4.3 Mardochaios""; ""4.4 Aman""; ""4.5 The Jews""; ""4.6 The King (Î?Ï?Ï?Ï?ήÏ?οÏ?)""; ""Part III: Extrapolations & Adumbrations""; ""5 Assessing Conclusions""; ""5.0 Introduction""; ""5.1 Assessing Moral Character in the Hebrew Book of Esther""; ""5.2 Assessing Moral Character in the Greek Books of Esther""; ""5.3 Final Conclusions""; ""Bibliography""; ""Index of Authors""; ""Index of Biblical Texts""
Series Title: Beihefte zur Zeitschrift für die alttestamentliche Wissenschaft, 328.
Responsibility: Charles D. Harvey.
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The series Beihefte zur Zeitschrift fur die alttestamentliche Wissenschaft (BZAW) covers all areas of research into the Old Testament, focusing on the Hebrew Bible, its early and later forms in  Read more...

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