Additions to Esther
The Book of Esther is a book in the third section of the Jewish Tanakh (Hebrew Bible) and in the Christian Old Testament. It became the last of the 24 books of the Tanakh to be canonized by the Sages of the Great Assembly. The Greek book of Esther, included in the Septuagint, is a retelling of the events of the Hebrew Book of Esther. It is dated around the late 2nd to early 1st century BCE.
The Coptic and Ethiopic versions of Esther are translations of the Greek rather than the Hebrew Esther.
A Latin version of Esther was produced by Jerome for the Vulgate. It translates the Hebrew Esther but interpolates translations of the Greek Esther where the latter provides additional material.
Year: 114 BC
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