The holiday originated with the Biblical book of Esther
The Dynamics of Violence and Revenge in the Hebrew Book of Esther
The Book of Esther
tells of how Xerxes I saved Jews from a plot hatched by Haman the Agagite, which is marked on this very day; again, during the time of Cyrus the Great, an Iranian king saved the Jews -- this time from captivity in Babylon; and during the Second World War, when Jews were being slaughtered in Europe, Iran gladly took them in.
This conference will explore the progression of Faith Community Nursing, use the Book of Esther
to examine the role of Faith Community Nursing, encourage Faith Community Nurses to discuss their own individual ministry activities, and examine a pastor's perspective of implementation of health initiatives in a congregation.
7) This of course leads to a radically different understanding of the background of events in the Book of Esther
, either taking place before the Second Temple was completed in the rabbinic view, or years after the Second Temple was built in the historical approach.
Beloved by Jews, the biblical book of Esther
has had a checkered history of reception among the gentiles.
The senator referenced the book of Esther
and spoke Hebrew in his concluding remarks.
Though the word in Persian referred just to a kind of fabric, it may have been used in the Book of Esther
to mean the color green.
All of this matters because the stational lesson was taken from the verses in the Book of Esther
that set forth the prayer for deliverance of the Jews from Haman's threatened pogrom, a passage that was omitted from other Bible versions as apocryphal.
Haman, the wicked prime minister in the Book of Esther
, is an archetype of evil in this world.
By choosing a heroine, Zangwill taps into traditional ideas of Jewish femininity and also alludes to the Bible's Book of Esther
She used readings from the Book of Esther
in the Old Testament and Paul's letters from the New Testament to show how as Christians we should not be afraid to speak out when the right moment comes and how we should find the right way to speak out.