Finding Morality in the Diaspora?

Finding Morality in the Diaspora?

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This volume explores issues of moral character found in the different text versions of the book of Esther. First the study suggests the two most common approaches to perceived moral problems in the story of Esther: avoidance and transformation. Then it investigates selected portions of the Hebrew Masoretic Text, the Greek Septuagint Text, and the Greek Alpha-Text stories of Esther, focusing on issues of morality via character analysis. Finally it concentrates on the moral ambiguity found in all three versions, and on the ways in which moral character in the Greek stories has been transformed.Moral Ambiguity and Transformed Morality in the Books of Esther Charles D. Harvey ... Questions lead not to answers but to more profound questions, and a certain distance begins to open between reader and text Rather than becoming moreanbsp;...

Title:Finding Morality in the Diaspora?
Author:Charles D. Harvey
Publisher:Walter de Gruyter - 2003-01-01


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