Essay on Esther-Moral Understanding

Essay on Esther-Moral Understanding - Aja Fairbanks Dr Cook...

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Aja Fairbanks Dr. Cook Ancient Voices 15 November 2010 Moral Understanding of Esther The word “anti-Semitism” is inadequate and was created in 1879 from the Greek words “anti”, meaning “against” and “Semite.” However it was first used during World War II for campaigns against the Jews. Today there is also economic, social and racial anti-Semitism. How is anti-Semitism relevant to the story of Esther in the Hebrew Bible? Why is Esther in the Hebrew canon? What is the larger meaning of the book of Esther? What does the book of Esther say to contemporary readers about anti-Semitism? This paper will explore the effect of anti- Semitism in the book of Esther. As a result of the following groups of ancient people: Akkadians, Canaanites, Phoenicians, Hebrews, and Arabs, the word “Semite” was formed, which contributes to the creation of anti-Semitism, also meaning anti-Jewish. Also, the above listed ancient people did not like the Jewish people Esther is the seventeenth book in the Old Testament of the Hebrew Bible. In fact, Esther
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