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Author Dalley, Stephanie
Title Esther's Revenge at Susa : From Sennacherib to Ahasuerus
Imprint Oxford : Oxford University Press, 2008
©2007
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Descript 1 online resource (279 pages)
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Note Intro -- Contents -- List of Illustrations -- Family Tree of Assyrian Kings -- Introduction -- PART I. THE BACKGROUND IN ASSYRIAN HISTORY AND LITERATURE -- 1. Kings Sargon and Sennacherib, Father and Son -- 2. Esarhaddon and Ashurbanipal, Son and Grandson of Sennacherib -- 3. Troubles in Babylon and Retribution in Susa -- 4. Dissemination in Palestine and Egypt -- 5. Some Literature and Its Genres -- 6. Ishtar-of-Nineveh and her Feasts -- PART II. TRANSITION TO A JEWISH STORY -- 7. Assyrian Words, Phrases, and Customs in the Hebrew Book of Esther -- 8. Links between Seventh-Century Assyria, the Hebrew Story of Esther, and the Kingdom of Adiabene -- 9. From History into Myth: Evolution of a Story -- Bibliography -- Glossary -- Indexes -- General Index -- A -- B -- C -- D -- E -- F -- G -- H -- I -- J -- K -- L -- M -- N -- O -- P -- Q -- R -- S -- T -- U -- V -- W -- X -- Y -- Z -- Index of Akkadian, Hebrew, Greek and Aramaic words -- Akkadian words and phrases -- Hebrew words and phrases -- Greek words -- Aramaic words -- Persian-derived words
The names of the chief characters in the biblical Book of Esther are those of Mesopotamian deities. Stephanie Dalley argues that the narrative reflects real events in seventh-century Assyria which were ̀explained' soon after they occurred in a mythologizing cuneiform text and linked to religious festivals comparable to the Jewish rites of Purim
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Electronic reproduction. Ann Arbor, Michigan : ProQuest Ebook Central, 2020. Available via World Wide Web. Access may be limited to ProQuest Ebook Central affiliated libraries
Link Print version: Dalley, Stephanie Esther's Revenge at Susa : From Sennacherib to Ahasuerus Oxford : Oxford University Press,c2008 9780199216635
Subject Bible. -- O.T. -- Esther -- Criticism, interpretation, etc.;Bible. -- O.T. -- Esther -- History of contemporary events.;Jews -- History -- To 70 A.D.;Assyria -- History
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