Megillat Esther Paperback

by J. T. Waldman;

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Megillat Esther

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"Megillat Esther" is commonly referred to as the Book of Esther: but there is nothing common about JT Waldman's interpretation of this Biblical story. In what may be the world's first religious, scholarly comic book, Waldman tells the epic tale of exile and redemption in graphic form. When Esther, a Jewish woman, is made Queen of Persia she must keep her identity hidden, all the while manoeuvring to save her people from annihilation. This is a story familiar to many Jews who have heard it recounted every year on the holiday of Purim. But readers of all backgrounds will be entranced by what artist Waldman depicts in his interpretation of the text. At once traditional and groundbreaking Megillat Esther will challenge secular assumptions about the Bible. Each page of "Megillat Esther" is a visual tour de force and features the Hebrew text with original English translation, as well as opulent drawings depicting the story of the Persian Queen. Traditional interpretations of the story are woven throughout the panels. "Megillat Esther" presents the reader with a topsy-turvey world in which fortunes reverse and nothing is what it seems.This vibrant, edgy retelling of a classic Biblical tale is sure to amaze and intrigue scholars and laypeople of all religions and comic book lovers alike.

Megillat Esther by J. T. Waldman was published by Jewish Publication Society in August 2005. The ISBN for Megillat Esther is 9780827607880.

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Details for Megillat Esther

Author / Artist
Book FormatPaperback
PublisherJewish Publication Society (August 2005)
Number of Pages204
Thickness15 mm
Height241 mm
Width165 mm
Product Code1196376
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