A Rewritten Hebrew Biblical Text:
On the Help of God in the Old Greek of Esther
This chapter is based on a lecture that was delivered at the 1998 meeting of the British
Society of Old Testament Studies in Nottingham. Another version of this lecture was
presented at the Claremont School of Theology, also in 1998.
Although I focus on verse 14, I also include the text of verse 13, for the sake of giving a
more complete picture of the important sentence uttered by Mordecai. For the Hebrew
text, I have used F. Maass, ed., Megilloth: Librum Esther (Biblia Hebraica Stuttgartensia
13; Stuttgart: Deutsche Bibelgesellschaft, 1977); for the Greek text, see Robert Hanhart,
ed., Esther (2d ed.; Septuaginta, Vetus Testamentum Graecum, vol. 8/3; Göttingen:
Vandenhoeck & Ruprecht, 1983).