Wednesday, March 08, 2017

Esther, Saul, and the tribe of Benjamin

PURIM IS COMING: Megillat Esther: Reversing the Legacy of King Saul (Prof. Marc Zvi Brettler,
One of the main themes in Megillat Esther is the death of Haman, the descendent of Agag, last king of Amalek, at the hands of Mordecai and Esther, Benjaminites from the family of King Saul. Is this just a coincidence?
An interesting reading of Esther based in the rabbinic literature. The Apostle Paul also makes a cameo appearance.