Thursday, March 05, 2020

How are Esther and Jesus alike?

PURIM IS COMING: “My God, My God, Why Have You Forsaken Me?” — Jesus or Esther? (Dr.Abraham J. Berkovitz,
A midrash imagines Queen Esther reciting Psalm 22 the moment she was about to enter Ahasuerus' inner court. Are the rabbis responding to the Passion Narrative, in which Jesus, in his final moments, recites this lament on the cross?
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