Entertaining Esther: Vamp, Victim, And Virtuous Woman

David J. Zucker

Abstract


Although the biblical book of Esther seems to be an historical account, its factual basis is unlikely: rather it may serve as a parody of Persian court life. On its surface level, Esther is amusing, yet there are serious undertones to the narrative. In this book, Esther appears as vamp, victim, and virtuous woman.


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