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Esther/Book of Esther
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I. Name – II. History of the Text – III. Purim – IV. Genre – V. Historicity – VI. Dating – VII. Theology

I. Name

The name of the book, which is also called “Megillah” (“scroll”) among the Jews and which usually stands in the Hebrew Bible at the end of the Megillah (but see EJ IV, 829f.) – in the LXX and Bible translations dependent on it, however, usually placed with Tob and Jdt after Ezra/Neh –, consists of one of the two names of…

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Meinhold, Arndt, “Esther/Book of Esther”, in: Religion Past and Present. Consulted online on 01 August 2021 <>
First published online: 2011
First print edition: ISBN: 9789004146662, 2006-2013

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