Palace Intrigue: Ecclesiastes and Esther as Philosophy, Art, and Politics


An experiment in interpretative methodology applied to two biblical books. Ecclesiastes and Esther are late texts, unconventional within the biblical canon and challenging to preconceptions, ancient and modern, of theology and religious thought. The lecture will stress the importance of these texts in Jewish art, Jewish philosophy, and traditional Jewish biblical interpretation.
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  • JEWISHST 810
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