Description: Empire and Gender in LXX Esther foregrounds and highlights empire as the central lens in this provocative new reading of Esther. This book provides a unique synchronic reading of LXX Esther with the Additions, allowing the presence and negotiation of imperial power to be further illuminated throughout the storyís plot. Stone explores and demonstrates how performances of gender are inextricably intertwined with the exertion and negotiation of imperial power portrayed in LXX Esther and offers examples of connections to the range of imperial power experienced by Jewish people during the late Second Temple period.
Subjects: Bible, Hebrew Bible/Old Testament, Writings, Esther, Septuagint, Literature, Methods, Ideological Critique, Feminist Approaches, Postcolonial Approaches
Review by Brian Charles DiPalma
Citation: Brian Charles DiPalma, review of Meredith J. Stone, Empire and Gender in LXX Esther, Review of Biblical Literature [http://www.bookreviews.org] (2020).
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