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Esther, Additions to
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The six passages in the LXX not extant in the MT (A, F=Mordecai's dream before Esth 1 and at Esth 10:3; B, E=the king's letters at Esth 3:13 and 8:12; C=prayers of Esther and Mordecai at Esth 4:17; D=Esther before the king at Esth 5:1), which were first placed as additions at the end of Esth in the Vulgate (Bible translations: I, 2.c), are, according to more recent redaction-critical studies of the book of Esther, no longer to be interpreted uniformly as the work of Greek redactors of the LXX. According to this view, A, C, F and perhaps D trace back to …

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Leicht, Reimund, “Esther, Additions to”, in: Religion Past and Present. Consulted online on 20 January 2022 <>
First published online: 2011
First print edition: ISBN: 9789004146662, 2006-2013

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