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Rebecca S. Hancock

Rebecca S. Hancock teaches biblical studies at St. Mary’s Seminary and University and Ecumenical Institute of Theology in Baltimore. This work is a revision of her dissertation in the Ancient Near Eastern Studies Department of Harvard University, completed under the direction of Jon D. Levenson.

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Release date: 
October 1, 2013

Hancock's attention to the narrative of Esther and comparison with Hellenistic and Persian historiography depicting "wise women" acting in royal contexts reveals that Esther is in fact representative of a wider tradition.