Additions to Esther


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Noun1.Additions to Esther - an Apocryphal book consisting of text added to the Book of EstherAdditions to Esther - an Apocryphal book consisting of text added to the Book of Esther
Apocrypha - 14 books of the Old Testament included in the Vulgate (except for II Esdras) but omitted in Jewish and Protestant versions of the Bible; eastern Christian churches (except the Coptic Church) accept all these books as canonical; the Russian Orthodox Church accepts these texts as divinely inspired but does not grant them the same status
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Among the topics are 1-2 Kingdoms (1-2 Samuel) and 3-4 Kingdoms (1-2 Kings), Esther and additions to Esther, Prayer of Manasseh (Odes 12), Sirach (Ecclesiasticus), the minor prophets, Epistle of Jeremiah, and Daniel (Old Greek and Theodotian) and the additions to Daniel.
The analyzed prayers come from additions to Esther, Judith, Jubilees, Susanna, Tobit, Liber Antiquitatum Biblicarum, Testaments of the Twelve Patriarchs, the Testament of Job, Joseph and Asenath, Third Maccabees, the works of Philo of Alexandria, Fourth Maccabees, Second Baruch, Fourth Ezra, Sibylline Oracles, and the Writings of Josephus.
After chapters on the value of the Apocrypha and their historical context, the volume presents chapters on each of the 16 books: Tobit ("better almsgiving with justice"), Judith ("hear me also, a widow"), Additions to Esther ("the aid of the all-seeing God and Savior"), and so forth.