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Purim and the Persian Empire

Purim and the Persian Empire – a historical, archaeological and geographical perspective

    By Yehuda Landy
    Feldheim, $34.99

    Strictly Orthodox rabbis have generally been wary of archaeology as a weapon wielded by sceptics to challenge the truth of the Bible.

    So Rabbi Yehuda Landy’s coffee-table Megillah, published by the Orthodox Feldheim house, is unusual in using ancient sources to present a backdrop to the events of the Purim story.

    Colourfully illustrated with plentiful photographs and diagrams, the guide was inspired by a visit to an exhibition on the Persian empire at the British Museum a few years ago.

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