The Purim-Passover Connection: A Reflection of Jewish Exegetical Tradition in the Peshitta Book of Esther (Critical NOTES) - Journal of Biblical Literature

The Purim-Passover Connection: A Reflection of Jewish Exegetical Tradition in the Peshitta Book of Esther (Critical NOTES)

Durch Journal of Biblical Literature

  • Veröffentlichungsdatum: 1998-06-22
  • Genre: Sprachkunst und Lehrfächer

Beschreibung vom Buch

While the majority of studies concerned with evaluating the relationship of early Jewish exegetical tradition to the Peshitta have focused on the Pentateuch and its related wealth of early exegetical literature, relatively little effort has been spent evaluating the presence of such exegetical traditions in books outside of the Pentateuch. (1) One of the more neglected books in this regard is that of Esther, which, despite its relatively small size, is found to boast one of the richest stores of talmudic, midrashic, and early rabbinic literature connected with any book of scripture. (2) It is thus in the text of Peshitta Esther--perhaps more so than in any other book outside of the Peshitta Pentateuch-that we might likewise expect to find some reflection of early Jewish exegetical tradition. One such possible instance of Jewish exegetical influence upon Peshitta Esther-the validity of which this present study will seek to evaluate--centers on the following statement in 9:26a,