The Biblical Archaeology Forum (BAF) presents:
The Book of Esther Revealed
Adele Berlin | Professor Emerita, University of Maryland
Wednesday, February 21, 2018 • 8:00 pm • Bender JCC
Co-Sponsors: B’nai Tzedek Congregation, Kol Shalom, Temple Emanuel, St. Paul’s Methodist Church
How should we understand the Hebrew Bible's Book of Esther? How "biblical" is it? How "religious" is it? How "Persian" is it? How "true" is it? Why was it written? What happened to the book when it was translated into Greek? If Esther makes no reference to God‘s name, to the Temple, to prayer, or to distinctive Jewish practices, then why is it part of the Jewish canon?
These and other points will be discussed as we analyze the literary style and influences on the book, its historical background, and its relation to the festival of Purim.
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$10 General Admission
$ 5 Ring House Residents; College Students, Co-Sponsors
$ 8 BASONOVA & Bender JCC Members
FREE High School Students
The Bender JCC: 6125 Montrose Rd / Rockville / MD / 20852