Additions to Esther.These additions were collected at the end of the book by Jerome for his edition of the Latin Bible (the Vulgate). The Hebrew version of the book, unlike the Greek, contains no mention of God. The Greek version is somewhat more anti-Gentile in sentiment than the Hebrew. Some critics date the book as late as 150 BC It is the only book of the Hebrew canon not represented among the Dead Sea Scrolls.
See C. A. Moore, Esther (1971) D. J. A. Clines, Ezra, Nehemiah, Esther (1984). See also bibliography under Old Testament .
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