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Esther : power, fate and fragility in exile

Author: Erica Brown
Publisher: Jerusalem, Israel : Maggid Books, an imprint of Koren Publishers Jerusalem Ltd., 2020. ©2020
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : First edition
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Genre/Form: Commentaries
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Erica Brown
ISBN: 9781592645398 1592645399
OCLC Number: 1137839289
Description: xi, 493 pages ; 23 cm
Contents: Esther: an overview --
Satire, Drama, Fiction, History, or Theology? --
Esther as social commentary --
In the King's Palace --
Alcohol: the lubrication of Kings and fools --
Vashti: an ignoble exit --
Ahasuerus: foolish, evil or wise? --
Mordecai and Esther: the exile and the orphan --
A strange beauty contest --
Ignoring Mordecai, promoting Haman --
Mordecai's dangerous decision --
Haman's rage and revenge --
Clothing makes the leader --
Hatakh and the role of minor characters in the Book of Esther --
The destiny moment --
Between fasting and feasting --
Half of the kingdom --
Haman's happiness --
Sleepless in Shushan --
Reversals of fortune --
Mordecai's gate --
Revelation at Court --
Keeping silent --
Death by false accusation --
The signet ring changes hands --
The spoils of war --
Joy, finally --
Fear of the Jews --
An unreasonable death toll --
Letters: making pain and joy --
Taxes: a happy ending? --
Respected by most: the courtier's dilemma --
The end that wasn't written --
Responsibility: Erica Brown.

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