Book of Esther
Dr. Yitzhak Berger / June 30, 2016
We will explore the role of the Book of Esther in Tanakh, with emphasis on lexical and thematic parallels to other biblical stories. Drawing upon observations both ancient and modern, the course pays special attention to the tribe of Benjamin and its relationship to royalty, seeking to uncover hidden meanings in the text of the Megillah.
Dr. Yitzhak Berger
Yitzhak Berger is Professor of Biblical Studies at Hunter College. He has a PhD in Bible from the Bernard Revel Graduate School and ordination from the Rabbi Isaac Elchanan Theological Seminary. He is author, most recently, of Jonah in the Shadows of Eden (Indiana University Press, 2016). Click here to access podcasts recorded by Yitzhak Berger.