The Old Latin book of Esther: An English translation

  title={The Old Latin book of Esther: An English translation},
  author={Simon Bellmann and Anathea E. Portier-Young},
  journal={Journal for the Study of the Pseudepigrapha},
  pages={267 - 289}
In recent decades, a lively debate on the Hebrew and Greek versions of Esther story has developed, focusing on their text-historical and theological relationship. The discussion is enriched further by taking into account the Old Latin Esther, fully edited some 10 years ago by Jean-Claude Haelewyck as part of the Beuron Vetus Latina series. The extant Latin text likely dates back to 330–50 CE and represents an older, now-lost Greek Vorlage. Its numerous peculiarities substantially widen our… Expand