Worship

The Greek Version of Esther

The Hebrew version of the book does not mention the name of God, and is strangely void of spiritual content, while the ancient Greek version (Septuagint) freely compensates for these omissions. It slightly differs from the Hebrew text and adds six extensive chapters (A-F). It appears to have been translated to Greek by an Alexandrian Jew named Lysimachus, in the 2nd century BC. The original Hebrew text appears to have been written by an eyewitness possibly Mordecai himself.