By Lawrence M. Wills

This quantity brings jointly for the 1st time all the historical Jewish novels and fragments of novels. Written at in regards to the comparable time because the lifeless Sea Scrolls and the hot testomony, yet prior to the interval of Rabbinic Judaism, those texts demonstrate the ambiguities and conflicts encountered by means of Jews during this interval.

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E. The reader should be forewarned that the chapter numbers 30 jewish nove ls in Greek Esther are out of order. When Jerome translated the Bible into Latin, he removed the additions to Esther and placed them at the end. When chapter numbers were added to the Bible in the medieval period, they were assigned according to Jerome’s rearrangement of the chapters. The names of the characters also often differ in the Greek version of Esther, but I have in general retained the names as they appear in the Hebrew Bible because they are often more familiar.

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