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Megillat Esther

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Megillat Esther is commonly referred to as the Book of Esther: but there is nothing common about JT Waldmans interpretation of this Biblical story. In what may be the worlds first religious, scholarly comic book, Waldman tells the epic tale of exile and redemption in graphic form.

When Esther, a Jewish woman, is made Queen of Persia she must keep her identity hidden, all the while maneuvering to save her people from annihilation. This is a story familiar to many Jews who have heard it recounted every year on the holiday of Purim. But readers of all backgrounds will be entranced by what artist Waldman depicts in his interpretation of the text. At once traditional and groundbreaking Megillat Esther will challenge secular assumptions about the Bible.

Each page of Megillat Esther is a visual tour de force and features the Hebrew text with original English translation, as well as opulent drawings depicting the story of the Persian Queen. Traditional interpretations of the story are woven throughout the panels.

Megillat Esther presents the reader with a topsy-turvey world in which fortunes reverse and nothing is what it seems. This vibrant, edgy retelling of a classic Biblical tale is sure to amaze and intrigue scholars and laypeople of all religions and comic book lovers alike.

Synopsis:

Through exultant, grandiose images, Waldman has produced a true anomaly in comic book circles; a religious, scholarly graphic novel." - The Forward "Through text and art, Waldman feeds readers only the raw words, emotions, and actions of each of the characters, illustrated by Expressionist-inspired drawing." - The Jerusalem Report "A bravura display of detail and technique..." - Will Eisner Megillat Esther is commonly referred to as the Book of Esther: but there is nothing common about JT Waldman's interpretation of this Biblical story. In what may be the world's first religious, scholarly comic book, Waldman tells the epic tale of exile and redemption in graphic form. When Esther, a Jewish woman, is made Queen of Persia she must keep her identity hidden, all the while maneuvering to save her people from annihilation. This is a story familiar to many Jews who have heard it recounted every year on the holiday of Purim. But readers of all backgrounds will be entra

Product Details

ISBN:
9780827607880
Author:
Waldman, J T
Publisher:
Jewish Publication Society of America
Author:
Waldman, Jeff T.
Author:
Waldman, J. T.
Subject:
Judaism - Sacred Writings
Subject:
Esther
Subject:
Graphic Novels - General
Subject:
General
Subject:
Judaism
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Trade Paper
Publication Date:
20050831
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
- Up
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Y
Pages:
204
Dimensions:
9.5 x 6.63 in
Age Level:
13-UP

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"Synopsis" by , Through exultant, grandiose images, Waldman has produced a true anomaly in comic book circles; a religious, scholarly graphic novel." - The Forward "Through text and art, Waldman feeds readers only the raw words, emotions, and actions of each of the characters, illustrated by Expressionist-inspired drawing." - The Jerusalem Report "A bravura display of detail and technique..." - Will Eisner Megillat Esther is commonly referred to as the Book of Esther: but there is nothing common about JT Waldman's interpretation of this Biblical story. In what may be the world's first religious, scholarly comic book, Waldman tells the epic tale of exile and redemption in graphic form. When Esther, a Jewish woman, is made Queen of Persia she must keep her identity hidden, all the while maneuvering to save her people from annihilation. This is a story familiar to many Jews who have heard it recounted every year on the holiday of Purim. But readers of all backgrounds will be entra
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