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Clothing, conformity, and power: garment imagery in the Book of Esther

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Recent scholarship has shown a burgeoning interest in the narrative functions and implications of references to dress and adornment in the Hebrew Bible. Yet the many references to the various clothing items and associated acts of dressing and undressing in the book of Esther have been less explored. In fact, the book of Esther weaves a complex tapestry of garment imagery, and untangling this tapestry is essential to properly interpreting this text. Through dress, characters can communicate th...

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Peer reviewed

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10.1163/15685330-bja10062

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Division:
HUMS
Department:
Theology Faculty
Oxford college:
Worcester College
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Author
Publisher:
Brill Academic Publishers Publisher's website
Journal:
Vetus Testamentum Journal website
Publication date:
2021-10-06
Acceptance date:
2021-02-10
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EISSN:
1568-5330
ISSN:
0042-4935
Language:
English
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1161163
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pubs:1161163
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2021-02-11

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