Dec 14, 2008

The Traditional Tombs of Esther and Mordecai

Jim Davila has an interesting
post on the traditional tombs of Esther and Mordecai located in modern Iran. The post includes the following links.

Jewish shrine in Iran registered as national work

There are some pictures of the tomb, inside and outside, here. They start midway through the fourth column of photos. Note the Hebrew inscriptions. Some critical evaluation of the tradition is here.

Jan Pieter van de Giessen has posted more photos of the tomb, including close-ups of the Hebrew inscriptions, at his Aantekeningen bij de Bijbel blog.

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