The Book of Esther and Ancient Storytelling

  title={The Book of Esther and Ancient Storytelling},
  author={A. Berlin},
  journal={Journal of Biblical Literature},
  • A. Berlin
  • Published 2001
  • History
  • Journal of Biblical Literature
Bell & Howell Information and Learning: Foreign text omitted. ... Very few twentieth-century Bible scholars believed in the historicity of the book of Esther, but they certainly expended a lot of effort justifying their position. Lewis Bayles Paton, in 1908, wrote fourteen pages outlining the arguments for and against historicity and concluded that the book is not historical. In 1971 Carey A. Moore devoted eleven pages to the issue and arrived at the same conclusion. In more recent commentaries… Expand
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23 Translation adapted from Plutarch's Lives (LCL; Cambridge 137. 24 H. Sancisi-WeerdenburgExit Atossa: Images of Women in Greek Historiography on Persia
  • Simon, Reading Prophetic Narratives Images of Women in Antiquity 29. D. L. Gera echoes this sentiment (Xenophon's Cyropaedia: Style, Genre, and Literary Technique