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Esther and the "final solutions" theodicy and Hebrew biblical narrative by Richard Stanley Treloar

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Published by ATF Press in Adelaide .
Written in English


  • Bible. -- O.T. -- Esther -- Criticism, interpretation, etc,
  • Theodicy

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Edition Notes

Includes bibliographical references (p. 403-433) and index.

StatementRichard Treloar.
SeriesATF dissertation series -- no. 3
LC ClassificationsBS1375.52 .T74 2008
The Physical Object
Paginationxxviii, 449 p. ;
Number of Pages449
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL23683374M
ISBN 109781920691868
LC Control Number2009483286

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Esther and the end of 'final solutions': theodicy and Hebrew biblical narrative. [Richard Stanley Treloar] -- How do stories reflect and inform human experience of the world? This book investigates the relationship between Hebrew biblical narrative and the theological problem of theodicy. The Book of Esther gives followers of The Messiah of Israel, Christ the Lord, a valuable spiritual litmus test of what each of us feels and thinks concerning the Jews, The House of Israel, Israel, the people of the 12 tribes, and our personal Redeemer as a kosher rabbi from the Galilee. Esther is interpreted as an example of 'survival literature' and the issue of theodicy weaves its way throughout the book, particularly in relation to the 'divine obscurity' of the text. It is a book to be read by systematic theologians, as well as biblical exegetes, and anyone interested in how to interpret narrative within a contemporary philosophical and theological framework.". Esther - Introduction. The Pentateuch, the name by which the first five books of theBible are designated, is derived from two Greek words, pente, "five," andteuchos, a "volume," thus signifying the fivefold volume. Originallythese books formed one continuous work, as in the Hebrew manuscripts they are stillconnected in one unbroken roll.

The Book of Esther begins with the Queen of King Ahasuerus—Vashti—snubbing the king's request to meet with her. Naturally, being a rather unstable fellow, Ahasuerus fires-slash-divorces her. Now he needs to pick a new queen and eventually manages to select Esther—a comely, young (secretly Jewish) woman who is a part of his harem. The complete title is, "Final Solutions and Other Plays" by Mahesh Dattani. It is a series of plays written in book form concerning Hindu-Muslim religious tensions in India, religious bigotry and intolerance. The theme of Mahesh Dattani's Final Solutions is cultural hegemony.   That fear may have been the stimulus for their “final solution’ of the Jews. Indeed the fear was so great Hitler outlawed the reading of the book of Esther although Germany was home to . But many prominent historians do, so the challenge that the book of Esther is ahistorical lacks force. The believing Jew (and Christian) can easily respond that there is insufficient evidence to disprove the historicity of Esther. Because there is so much scholarly literature on the subject.

The problems & tension then cascade downward until all is resolved, yet the final solutions areunexpected. The reader is never bored. (Shepherd’s Notes, Ruth, Esther, pg) WHERE ESTHER FITS IN HISTORY. Date Written - Events in this book are set in the era of the Persian Empire, sometime between b.c. Extended from Sudan to Pakistan. Jennifer A. Nielsen (Goodreads Author) Rating details 3, ratings reviews. Chaya Lindner is a teenager living in Nazi-occupied Poland. Simply being Jewish places her in danger of being killed or sent to the camps. After her little sister is taken away, her younger brother disappears, and her parents all but give up hope /5. THE BOOK OF ESTHER. The Book of Esther tells a story of the deliverance of the Jewish people. We are shown a Persian emperor, Ahasuerus (loosely based on Xerxes, – B.C.), who makes momentous decisions for trivial reasons, and his wicked minister, Haman, who takes advantage of the king’s compliance to pursue a personal vendetta against the Jews by having a royal decree issued . Haman’s Final Solution by Rabbi Becher Febru Views One of the most ancient and persistent enemies of the Jewish people was the nation of Amalek, the first enemy to attack the Jews after the Exodus from Egypt.