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The Samaritan Esther

Adam J. Silverstein

in Veiling Esther, Unveiling Her Story: The Reception of a Biblical Book in Islamic Lands

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
November 2018
ISBN:
9780198797227
eISBN:
9780191838712
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198797227.003.0004
Subject:
Religion, Islam

This chapter focuses on a Samaritan version of Esther, in which the story is rewritten to bring it in line with the Samaritan perspective on history. The author of this Arabic text replaces the Jews ... More


Esther and Ancient Persian Storytelling

Adam J. Silverstein

in Veiling Esther, Unveiling Her Story: The Reception of a Biblical Book in Islamic Lands

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
November 2018
ISBN:
9780198797227
eISBN:
9780191838712
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198797227.003.0006
Subject:
Religion, Islam

This chapter argues that both the Hebrew and the Greek versions of Esther, as well as some ancient midrashim on the story, belonged to an ancient Persian storytelling context. Scholars have shown ... More


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