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By Lawrence M. Wills

This quantity brings jointly for the 1st time all the historic Jewish novels and fragments of novels. Written at in regards to the related time because the lifeless Sea Scrolls and the recent testomony, yet earlier than the interval of Rabbinic Judaism, those texts demonstrate the ambiguities and conflicts encountered via Jews during this interval.

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Harvard University Press, 1988), 51–52. The early books of the Hebrew Bible are not included in this description principally because there is no evidence that the stories within it crossed ethnic boundaries until later in the Greco-Roman period, unlike those texts mentioned above. However, one may wonder at the possible non-Jewish influences on the Book of Job, similarities between autobiography in Ezra and Nehemiah and in Greece, and so on. On this question in general, see Wills, Jewish Novel, esp.

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Now what is your request? ” The king granted her request and handed over the bodies of the sons of Haman to the Jews of the city to be hung upon the gallows. The Jews in Susa then gathered on the fourteenth day of Adar and killed another three hundred men, but this time did not seize their property. The other Jews in the kingdom also gathered together in selfdefense and were thus delivered from their enemies, killing fifteen thousand of them on the thirteenth of Adar, but seized no property. On the fourteenth day of the same month they rested, spending that day in joy and revelry.

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