Additions to Esther


Additions to Esther
noun
an Apocryphal book consisting of text added to the Book of Esther
Instance Hypernyms: ↑book
Part Holonyms: ↑Apocrypha

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  • ESTHER — (Heb. אֶסְתֵּר), daughter of Abihail, an exile at susa , and heroine of the Book of Esther. The name Esther is probably from Old Persian star (well attested in the later Persian dialects), with the same meaning as English star. She is once called …   Encyclopedia of Judaism

  • Esther — Infobox Monarch|royal|consort name=Esther title=Queen of Persian Empire caption=The Toilette of Esther spouse=Ahasuerus Esther (Hebrew Name|אֶסְתֵּר|Ester|ʾEstēr), born Hadassah, is a queen of Persian Empire in the Hebrew Bible, the queen of… …   Wikipedia

  • ESTHER — (pseudonym of Malkah Lifschitz, whose names by marriage were Frumkin and Wichmann; 1880–1943), communist leader, writer, and educator, born in Minsk; one of the most original women in the Jewish labor movement. She acquired a wide Jewish… …   Encyclopedia of Judaism

  • ESTHER RABBAH — (Heb. אֶסְתֵּר רַבָּה), Midrash Aggadah on the scroll of Esther. In the editio princeps (Constantinople, 1517?) the work is referred to as midrash ahasuerus while in the second edition (Pesaro, 1519) it is called Midrash Megillat Esther and the… …   Encyclopedia of Judaism

  • Esther — • Queen of Persia and wife of Assuerus, who is identified with Xerxes (485 465 B.C.) Catholic Encyclopedia. Kevin Knight. 2006. Esther     Esther      …   Catholic encyclopedia

  • Esther Delisle — Ph.D. (born 1954) is a French Canadian historian [http://www.thecanadianencyclopedia.com/index.cfm?PgNm=TCE Params=M1ARTM0011028] and author of historical works from Quebec.Born and raised in Quebec City, she completed her BA and MA in political… …   Wikipedia

  • Esther, book of — The seventeenth book of the OT in the traditional English order. Harem politics, antisemitism, and an audacious Jewish heroine combine to make this story from the later Persian period (early 4th cent. BCE) full of suspense as it unfolds. The… …   Dictionary of the Bible

  • Esther Rabbah — Rabbinic Literature Talmudic literature Mishnah • Tosefta Jerusalem Talmud • Babylonian Talmud Minor tractates Halakhic Midrash Mekhilta de Rabbi Yishmael (Exodus) Mekhilta de Rabbi Shimon (Exodus) Sifra (Leviticus) Sifre (Numbers Deuteronomy)… …   Wikipedia

  • Esther, Book of — ▪ Old Testament  Old Testament book that belongs to the third section of the Judaic biblical canon, known as the Ketuvim, or “Writings.” In the Jewish Bible, Esther follows Ecclesiastes and Lamentations and is read on the festival of Purim (q.v.) …   Universalium

  • Book of Esther — Hebrew Bible Tanakh …   Wikipedia