Jewish books about Judaism, The Torah, Jewish people, Jewish history and wide selection of books about The Talmud, Jewish bible and the Hebrew bible

Purim and the Persian Empire

A Historical, Archaeological and Geological Perspective

by Rabbi Yehuda Landy

Sign up for price alert

Add Items to Cart

Get An Insider's Perspective--On The Purim Miracle!


Enter the fascinating world of the Persian Empire: the magnifcent palaces, sumptuous accoutrements, and luxurious gardens and orchards. Megillas Esther is your guidebook to discovering what life was like in the period between the two Batei Mikdash/Holy Temples.

History, archaeology, and geography intersect here with a fascinating account of the people, places, and cultures preceding and during the Purim story, including cutting-edge findings, research, and artifacts that lend richness and scope to the events recorded in the Megillah.

This thoroughly captivating book answers many important questions about the Purim story and weaves together biblical sources with numerous historical documents for a professional and satisfying perspective.

  • Who was the real Achashverosh?
  • What was so important about recording that Mordechai saved the king's life?
  • Why was every royal decree written in several different languages?
  • What were so many taxes paid to Achashverosh - and why did he rescind them when Esther became queen?
  • How does archaeological evidence help us understand the Megillah better?

    All these and more are addressed in this fascinating volume. Read it and open your eyes to the story behind the story. You'll never see Purim in the same light again!

    Includes full-color photos and Megillas Esther in Hebrew and English.
  • Specifications

    • ITEM #: 5501
    • Dimensions: 8.5 x 11
    • ISBN: 978-1-59826-519-4
    • Weight: 1.9430 lbs
    • Binding: Hard Cover / 144 pages
    • Published by: Feldheim

    Product Tags

    Use spaces to separate tags. Use single quotes (') for phrases.

    Customer Reviews

    2 Item(s)

    per page
    • Excellent Review

      • |
      • 2/27/11

      • |
      • Naomi Pollak

      This is an easy read and I enjoyed having the comparisons of archeological finds versus biblical texts in one place

    • A very unique look at the Megilla

      • |
      • 2/27/11

      • |
      • Moshe R

      I went to Ohr Yerushalayim where R'Landy teaches. He is a big talmud chacham and really knows his history. He was in charge of our tiyulim. I bought it and I really enjoy it. But you have to already have an appreciation for Jewish History. if you do its great.

    2 Item(s)

    per page

    Write Your Own Review

    How do you rate this product? *
    1star 2stars 3stars 4stars 5stars

    * - requred fields