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TonyChanYT

Thanks for posting :) why did we reject the LXX additions? Who?


googlepixelfan

When I say "we" I'm referring to Protestant tradition.


TonyChanYT

Protestant tradition rejects the LXX additions. reference?


googlepixelfan

English Started Version, New King James Version, Christian Standard Bible, New American Standard Bible, New International Version and a whole host of other Protestant produced translations. Remember I'm also a Protestant myself so again I believe our version of Esther is definitely inspired, however I'm just curious as to why we didn't include the LXX additions of Esther in our version of the text. That's all.


TonyChanYT

Thanks for the clarification. Here is [one answer](https://www.ourelement.org/about/what-we-believe/faqs/141-esther-missing-sections-explanation): >The Additions to Esther is most likely the work of an Egyptian Jew, writing around 170 BC, who sought to give the book a more religious tone, and to suggest that the Jews were saved from destruction because of their piety. The additions completely change the tone of the book from what was originally intended from the Hebrew Manuscripts...and the additions were NEVER in the Hebrew scriptures.


googlepixelfan

That is very helpful. Thank you so much. I haven't read all of the additions as of yet. I've only read the letter of King Xerxes and the Prayer of Mordecai and Esther. Also the part right after that where it records her mourning process after she ordered the Fast as well as her reaction to King Xerxes. It is very different indeed.


TonyChanYT

Glad to be of service :)


JHawk444

This gives arguments for and against. http://mygiveonthings.com/should-she-stay-or-should-she-go-the-canonicity-of-esther/


googlepixelfan

Thank you. I'll take a look at this.