Esther, Week 6: An Intentional Queen? Marduk and Ishtar?

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Nov 24, 2020
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Venue: YU Torah MiTzion Beit Midrash Zichron Dov YU Torah MiTzion Beit Midrash Zichron Dov

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Esther 

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Chapter 2 sets up the Jews as a nation in exile. Do Esther and Mordechai want her to become queen? Why do they conceal her heritage? Why do Mordechai and Esther have the names Marduk and Ishtar, which are Mesopotamian (Babylonian/Assyrian) gods?

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