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The Book of Esther in Modern Research

By Leonard Greenspoon,Sidnie White Crawford
  • ISBN Code: : 0826438687
  • Publisher : A&C Black
  • Pages : 370
  • Category : Religion
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The proceedings of a symposium entitled Esther 2000 held in Lincoln and Omaha, Nebraska in April 2000, the book contains a collection of essays that engages all aspects of the biblical book of Esther. From questions of textual criticism to the history of rabbinic interpretation to speculation on the modern form of commentary, this collection is sure to contain something for everyone interested in the book of Esther. Contributors include such well-known Esther scholars as Michael Fox, David Clines, and Carey Moore.

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Esther, A Queen Who Changed History

By Berachah Church
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  • Publisher : Berachah Church
  • Book Code : 0986334235
  • Total of Pages : 86
  • Category : Religion
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Book Short Summary:

Esther is one of the Bible's most extraordinary heroines. Her fair face captivated many, but her rise from Jewish orphan to queen of a powerful empire had everything to do with her beautiful soul. God placed Esther in the grand palace of Persia because He could use her to carry out His plan. Her faithfulness preserved the Jewish people. Behind the ruling powers of Persia were arrogant men willing to destroy the Jews. Beneath the royal gowns and jewels was a humble young lady willing to risk her life to obey God's will. Every chapter of Esther, A Queen Who Changed History reminds us how God blesses those who trust in Him and punishes those who oppose Him. Every event reveals how Jesus Christ controls history despite the evil schemes of Satan. So read and see the fascinating drama unfold and remember that God never breaks His promises. Remember also that Esther's God, the God of Israel, is the God of everyone who believes in the Lord Jesus Christ.

Eerdmans Commentary on the Bible: Esther

By Sidnie White Crawford
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  • Publisher : Wm. B. Eerdmans Publishing
  • Book Code : 1467453633
  • Total of Pages : 21
  • Category : Religion
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  • Pdf File: eerdmans-commentary-on-the-bible.pdf

Book Short Summary:

The Eeerdmans Commentary on the Bible presents, in nontechnical language, the best of modern scholarship on each book of the Bible, including the Apocrypha. Reader-friendly commentary compliments succinct summaries of each section of the text and will be valuable to scholars, students, and general readers. Rather than attempt a verse-by-verse analysis, these volumes work from larger sense units, highlighting the place of each passage within the overarching biblical story. Commentators focus on the genre of each text—parable, prophetic oracle, legal code, and so on—interpreting within the historical and literary context. The volumes also address major issues within each biblical book—including the range of possible interpretations—and refer readers to the best resources for further discussions.

Be Committed (Ruth & Esther)

By Warren W. Wiersbe
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  • Publisher : David C Cook
  • Book Code : 1434765903
  • Total of Pages : 192
  • Category : Religion
  • Members : 657
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One was a foreigner and a peasant. The other, a reluctant queen to a man she hardly knew. But their stories have one thing in common: A remarkable faith committed to doing God's will. For both Ruth and Esther, God used stressful circumstances to bring about his eternal purposes. Ruth's commitment to the God of Naomi affected every generation to come, as she became an ancestor of King David and more importantly, Jesus Christ. Esther's obedience led to the preservation of her people at a moment in history when all seemed lost. The stories of Ruth and Esther will make you contemplate: Would I trust God enough to do what they did? Go chapter by chapter through the books of Ruth and Esther to see how the lives of these two remarkable women epitomize the type of faith that glorifies God. As you read, ask yourself: How does God want to use my faithful commitment? Will he use your life to affect the generations to come, or will he use your life to impact the current generation? Either way, author Warren Wiersbe helps you to be prepared and be committed to God's will no matter what the cost.

Esther's Rainbow

By Kim Kane, illustrated by Sara Acton,Sara Acton
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  • Publisher : Allen & Unwin
  • Book Code : 1743431619
  • Total of Pages : 32
  • Category : Juvenile Fiction
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Esther spies a rainbow peeking out from under her chair...and then it's gone. She looks for colours in everything she sees, finding a different rainbow colour each day of the week - but will she find her rainbow again? A warm and joyous family story about exploring the world, from two award-winning creators.

I Am Not Esther

By Fleur Beale
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  • Publisher : Penguin Random House New Zealand Limited
  • Book Code : 1869799089
  • Total of Pages : 216
  • Category : Juvenile Fiction
  • Members : 707
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A classic bestseller that's been in print for over 20 years, this gripping YA thriller follows a teenage girl caught in a religious cult. Imagine that your mother tells you she's going away. She is going to leave you with relatives you've never heard of - and they are members of a strict religious cult. Your name is changed, and you are forced to follow the severe set of social standards set by the cult. There is no television, no radio, no newspaper. No mirrors. You must wear long, modest clothes. You don't know where your mother is, and you are beginning to question your own identity. I am not Esther is a gripping psychological thriller written by New Zealand Post Children's Book Awards-winning children's writer Fleur Beale. In Esther she creates an enthralling and utterly compelling portrait of a teenager going through her worst nightmare.

Esther

By Steve B. Woodruff
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  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Book Code : 1681461110
  • Total of Pages : 119
  • Category : Juvenile Nonfiction
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  • Pdf File: esther.pdf

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Esther, the main character in the story contained in the biblical book of Esther, is a young Jewish maiden who rises to fame, wealth, and glory in ancient Persia during the days of King Ahasuerus (Xerxes). Her beauty sets her apart from other young women in the king's harem, and the king chooses her to be his queen. From this privileged position, Esther has an opportunity to save the Jewish community in Persia from the machinations of the king's evil grand vizier. Her success is celebrated each year in the joyous Jewish festival of Purim.

Esther

By Jean-Daniel Macchi
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  • Publisher : Kohlhammer Verlag
  • Book Code : 3170310283
  • Total of Pages : 361
  • Category : Religion
  • Members : 427
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The Book of Esther is one of the five Megillot. It tells the story of a Jewish girl in Persia, who becomes queen and saves her people from a genocide. The story of Esther forms the core of the Jewish festival of Purim. The commentary presents a literary analysis of the text, taking into account the inclusion and arrangement of different pericopes, and an analysis of the narration. Likewise, it will discuss the style, the syntax, and the vocabulary. The examination of the intellectual context of the book, biblical and extrabiblical textual traditions on which the book is based and with which it is in intertextual dialogue, leads to a discussion of the redactional process and the historical and social contexts in which the authors and redactors worked.

Queen Esther of The Median Empire

By Hamma Mirwaisi
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  • Publisher : Hamma Mirwaisi
  • Book Code : N.a
  • Total of Pages : 332
  • Category : Bibles
  • Members : 111
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Queen Esther of The Median Empire The Successful Conspiracies by the Lords of the Judaism Religion Since the creation of humanity by God HU the Lord of Dêw (Devas), which is known as Satan or Arabic Shaitan in our lifetime opposed God HU for the creation of humanity. Humanity increased by numbers and so is the followers of Lord Dêw (Devas) too. This book is covering one story about the revenge by followers of Lord Dêw (Devas) against the royal families of Median Empire as the members of the Aryan religion and worshipers of the God HU. Also, the conflict between worshipers of the God HU and Lords of Dêw (Devas) started thousands of years earlier. But in this book, it is safe to say the root of this kind of the Conspiracy goes back to Lord Krishna's Conspiracy of year 3100 BC or BCE. Lord Krishna as the Lord of Deva (Dêw) religion used two groups of cousins, the Kauravas, and Pandavas against one another, for the throne of Hastinapura kingdom, which is also called Kuru kingdom of the white Caucasian people of today India as members of the Mitra and Aryan religions rulers. The Pandavas brothers win the Kurukshetra War and found out about Lord Krishna Conspiracy to use them against one another. The Pandavas brothers declared war on Lord Krishna and his Deva religions followers. Lord Krishna is the forefather of Hebrew Jewish people. The Jewish people are celebrating Purim (Pûrîm) every year in memory of Queen Esther without understanding the derivation of the word ‘Purim’. Based on Hamma Mirwaisi knowledge of ancient Hebrew terms including the word ‘Purim’ this novel will tell the life story of Queen Esther as never before. Since the era of an imaginary character by name of Moses whose Birth and the leader of Exodus 2, in 1486 BC or BCE, Moses Flees into Midian, Exodus 2:11, the Jewish people's histories and the start of writing Hebrew Bible (Tanakh) are under question now. It is clear in our lifetime that the 'Hebrew Bible (Tanakh)' was written under the guidance of the rabbinic committees without the existence of Abraham and Moses as the real persons. The displacement of more than two million white people from Egypt indicating that the descendant of Lord Krishna as God of Deva religions was chased out from Egypt by the revolt of the Black African of Egypt against the white followers of Lord Krishna who invaded Egypt in year 3100 BC or BCE. After Lord Krishna was chased out with his followers from today India by the Members of the Mithraism and Aryan (Zoroastrianism) religions because of the outcome of the Kurukshetra War. Lord Krishna did build 'Temple of Jerusalem' as his headquarter to resist the forces loyal to the Pandava brother and their followers of the white Caucasian people as the members of the Mithraism and the Aryan (Zoroastrianism) religions (the winner of the Kurukshetra War). The rabbinic committees without the existence of Abraham and Moses made up stories of the Hebrew Bible (Tanakh) with the strategic plan to take over the world. This plan by the rabbinic committees to write the original 'Hebrew Bible (Tanakh)' is the first modern Conspiracy plan by the new religion will be known as the Judaism religion by the rabbinic committees to take over the world after their forefather Lord Krishna. The struggle of the so-called Hebrew Jewish people's Lords to take over the world started with the second conspiracies by the Lords of the so-called Judaism religion (Judaism is the first Abrahamic Religions) through Queen Esther (Hadassah) and her cousin 'Mordecai'. The first conspiracies were the made up stories to write the Hebrew Bible (Tanakh). Consequently, this novel of Queen Esther’s pivotal life story will present another perspective of the story of the Jewish people, and their internal struggles to find a way home past exile and genocide attempts by the white Caucasian and Black African people.

Esther

By Henry Adams
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  • Publisher : Good Press
  • Book Code : N.a
  • Total of Pages : 213
  • Category : Fiction
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Book Short Summary:

"Esther" by Henry Adams. Published by Good Press. Good Press publishes a wide range of titles that encompasses every genre. From well-known classics & literary fiction and non-fiction to forgotten−or yet undiscovered gems−of world literature, we issue the books that need to be read. Each Good Press edition has been meticulously edited and formatted to boost readability for all e-readers and devices. Our goal is to produce eBooks that are user-friendly and accessible to everyone in a high-quality digital format.

Esther

By Carol M. Bechtel
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  • Publisher : Westminster John Knox Press
  • Book Code : 161164920X
  • Total of Pages : 101
  • Category : Religion
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Book Short Summary:

The biblical queen Esther is one of Scripture's most fascinating persons, and the drama of the book bearing her name is clearly captured in this superb commentary. Carol Bechtel expertly explores the historical settings, literary structures, and theological themes that emerge in the book of Esther. Interpretation: A Bible Commentary for Teaching and Preaching is a distinctive resource for those who interpret the Bible in the church. Planned and written specifically for teaching and preaching needs, this critically acclaimed biblical commentary is a major contribution to scholarship and ministry.

Veiling Esther, Unveiling Her Story

By Adam J. Silverstein
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  • Publisher : Oxford University Press
  • Book Code : 0192517732
  • Total of Pages : 224
  • Category : Bibles
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Book Short Summary:

Veiling Esther, Unveiling Her Story: The Reception of a Biblical Book in Islamic Lands examines the ways in which the Biblical Book of Esther was read, understood, and used in Muslim lands, from ancient to modern times. It focuses on case studies covering works from various periods and regions of the Muslim world, including the Qur'an, pre-modern historical chronicles and literary works, the writings of a nineteenth-century Shia feminist, a twentieth-century Iranian encyclopaedia, and others. These case studies demonstrate that Muslim sources contain valuable materials on Esther, which shed light both on the Esther story itself and on the Muslim peoples and cultures that received it. Adam J. Silverstein argues that Muslim sources preserve important pre-Islamic materials on Esther that have not survived elsewhere, some of which offer answers to ancient questions about Esther, such as the meaning of Haman's epithet in the Greek versions of the story, the reason why Mordecai refused to prostrate before Haman, and the literary context of the 'plot of the eunuchs' to kill the Persian king. Throughout the book, Silverstein shows how each author's cultural and religious background influenced his or her understanding and retelling of the Esther story. In particular, he highlights that Persian Muslims (and Jews) were often forced to reconcile or choose between the conflicting historical narratives provided by their religious and cultural heritages respectively.

Exalting Jesus in Esther

By Landon Dowden,Holman Bible Publishers
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  • Publisher : B&H Publishing Group
  • Book Code : 1433648407
  • Total of Pages : 288
  • Category : Religion
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Book Short Summary:

Exalting Jesus in Esther is part of the Christ-Centered Exposition Commentary series. Edited by David Platt, Daniel L. Akin, and Tony Merida, this new commentary series, projected to be 48 volumes, takes a Christ-centered approach to expositing each book of the Bible. Rather than a verse-by-verse approach, the authors have crafted chapters that explain and apply key passages in their assigned Bible books. Readers will learn to see Christ in all aspects of Scripture, and they will be encouraged by the devotional nature of each exposition presented as sermons and divided into chapters that conclude with a “Reflect & Discuss” section, making this series ideal for small group study, personal devotion, and even sermon preparation. It’s not academic but rather presents an easy reading, practical and friendly commentary. The author of Exalting Jesus in Esther is Landon Dowden.

Esther Waters

By George Moore
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  • Publisher : Good Press
  • Book Code : N.a
  • Total of Pages : 371
  • Category : Fiction
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  • Pdf File: esther-waters.pdf

Book Short Summary:

"Esther Waters" by George Moore. Published by Good Press. Good Press publishes a wide range of titles that encompasses every genre. From well-known classics & literary fiction and non-fiction to forgotten−or yet undiscovered gems−of world literature, we issue the books that need to be read. Each Good Press edition has been meticulously edited and formatted to boost readability for all e-readers and devices. Our goal is to produce eBooks that are user-friendly and accessible to everyone in a high-quality digital format.

Daniel and Esther

By John F. MacArthur
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  • Publisher : HarperChristian Resources
  • Book Code : 0718034910
  • Total of Pages : 160
  • Category : Religion
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  • Pdf File: daniel-and-esther.pdf

Book Short Summary:

Many of God’s people through the ages have been called to endure times of hardship, loneliness, and suffering. Some, such as Daniel and Esther, were even members of a race carried away to a foreign land that had never heard of the God of Israel. Their lives were not easy, but even in the midst of trials, these men and women discovered that God was with them—and that He was actively leading the events in their lives. In this study, John MacArthur guides readers through an in-depth look at the historical period of Israel’s exile beginning with the prophet Daniel being carried off to Babylon, continuing through the rise of the Persian Empire, and concluding with Esther’s reign as queen. Studies include close-up examinations of Daniel, Nebuchadnezzar, Esther, Haman, and others, as well as careful considerations of doctrinal themes such as “Standing Boldly for God” and “God’s Sovereignty Over the Future.” The MacArthur Bible Studies provide intriguing examinations of the whole of Scripture. Each guide incorporates extensive commentary, detailed observations on overriding themes, and probing questions to help you study the Word of God with guidance from John MacArthur.

Esther and Her Elusive God

By John Anthony Dunne
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  • Publisher : Wipf and Stock Publishers
  • Book Code : 1620327848
  • Total of Pages : 170
  • Category : Religion
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Book Short Summary:

What if the way the book of Esther has been taught to us in church and retold to us in films, cartoons, and romance novels has missed the original point of the story? Far from being models of piety and devotion, Esther and Mordecai seem indifferent to the faith of their ancestors. How then did this story become part of the Bible and gain the broad acceptance that it has? If the church should not neglect the story, how should it be read? Esther and Her Elusive God calls Christians to avoid the common attempts to make Esther more palatable and theological, and to reclaim this secular story as Scripture. Readers will be encouraged to see in Esther a profound message of God's grace and faithfulness to his wayward people.

Unveiled

By Esther Ahmad,James Chester
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  • Publisher : Harvest House Publishers
  • Book Code : 0736972315
  • Total of Pages : 192
  • Category : Religion
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  • Pdf File: unveiled.pdf

Book Short Summary:

To my earthly father, my only worth was through my death. But God saw me so differently that, at first, I could barely comprehend it. Esther Ahmad thought she knew the way to earn her Muslim father’s love. She raised her hand for the suicide mission, her martyrdom guaranteeing her family a place in heaven. But God had a different mission for Esther—a journey out of Pakistan, from despair to hope, from shame to purity, and from Allah’s wrath to a Father’s love. In Unveiled, Esther examines a world in which women have no rights, no worth, no voice, and she shows how the treatment of Muslim women is linked directly to Islamic teachings. With vivid personal stories, she lays out the lies of the Qur’an against the truth she found in the Bible. This is no academic comparison but a question of life or death: What is a woman worth?

Esther in Medieval Garb

By Barry Walfish
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  • Publisher : SUNY Press
  • Book Code : 1438423071
  • Total of Pages : 386
  • Category : History
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Book Short Summary:

This comprehensive history, the first to appear in English, gives a vivid portrayal of the Book of Esther’s role in the intellectual and cultural life of Jews in the Middle Ages. Much of the study is based on material that exists only in manuscripts, and it introduces many exegetes hitherto unknown or unstudied.

The Message of Esther

By David G. Firth
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  • Publisher : InterVarsity Press
  • Book Code : 1514005190
  • Total of Pages : 144
  • Category : Religion
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Book Short Summary:

In this BST volume, David Firth explores the paradoxically important book of Esther and its implications for our own context, where the reality of God's presence is experienced against a backdrop of God's relative anonymity and seeming absence. It calls us to courageously engage society and be at the forefront of standing for justice while trusting in the God that is always at work.

Holman Old Testament Commentary - Ezra, Nehemiah, Esther

By Knute Larson,Max Anders,Kathy Dahlen
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  • Publisher : B&H Publishing Group
  • Book Code : 1433674270
  • Total of Pages : 400
  • Category : Religion
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Book Short Summary:

One in a series of twenty Old Testament verse-by-verse commentary books edited by Max Anders. Includes discussion starters, teaching plan, and more. Great for lay teachers and pastors alike.

The Books of Esther

By Charles V. Dorothy
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  • Publisher : A&C Black
  • Book Code : 0567621383
  • Total of Pages : 288
  • Category : Religion
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Book Short Summary:

The Books of Esther applies form-critical tools to the Septuagint and non-Septuagint ('Lucianic') Greek texts of Esther. Differences in vocabulary, content and style show that the Greek books of Esther are independent traditions stemming from, and aimed at, two distinct religious communities. The 'Lucianic' version appears more personal, orthodox, nationalistic and Jewish; its audience is Palestinian and it intends to foster communal identity. The Septuagint version breathes a more matter-of-fact, reportorial, Hellenistic style, with an eye to tolerance of heretics and audience entertainment. The Masoretic version became canonized because it is the most multivalent of the Esthers, appealing to both religious and secular elements of Judaism.

Ruth-Esther, Volume 9

By Dr. Frederic W. Bush
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  • Publisher : Zondervan Academic
  • Book Code : 0310588286
  • Total of Pages : 528
  • Category : Religion
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The Word Biblical Commentary delivers the best in biblical scholarship, from the leading scholars of our day who share a commitment to Scripture as divine revelation. This series emphasizes a thorough analysis of textual, linguistic, structural, and theological evidence. The result is judicious and balanced insight into the meanings of the text in the framework of biblical theology. These widely acclaimed commentaries serve as exceptional resources for the professional theologian and instructor, the seminary or university student, the working minister, and everyone concerned with building theological understanding from a solid base of biblical scholarship. Overview of Commentary Organization Introduction—covers issues pertaining to the whole book, including context, date, authorship, composition, interpretive issues, purpose, and theology. Each section of the commentary includes: Pericope Bibliography—a helpful resource containing the most important works that pertain to each particular pericope. Translation—the author’s own translation of the biblical text, reflecting the end result of exegesis and attending to Hebrew and Greek idiomatic usage of words, phrases, and tenses, yet in reasonably good English. Notes—the author’s notes to the translation that address any textual variants, grammatical forms, syntactical constructions, basic meanings of words, and problems of translation. Form/Structure/Setting—a discussion of redaction, genre, sources, and tradition as they concern the origin of the pericope, its canonical form, and its relation to the biblical and extra-biblical contexts in order to illuminate the structure and character of the pericope. Rhetorical or compositional features important to understanding the passage are also introduced here. Comment—verse-by-verse interpretation of the text and dialogue with other interpreters, engaging with current opinion and scholarly research. Explanation—brings together all the results of the discussion in previous sections to expose the meaning and intention of the text at several levels: (1) within the context of the book itself; (2) its meaning in the OT or NT; (3) its place in the entire canon; (4) theological relevance to broader OT or NT issues. General Bibliography—occurring at the end of each volume, this extensive bibliographycontains all sources used anywhere in the commentary.

Jews and Anti-Judaism in Esther and the Church

By Tricia Miller
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  • Publisher : ISD LLC
  • Book Code : 0227902580
  • Total of Pages : 224
  • Category : Religion
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Book Short Summary:

The biblical book of Esther records an account of Jewish resistance to attempted genocide in the setting of the Persian Empire. According to the text, Jews were targeted for annihilation simply because of their Jewish identity. However, the story also reports that they were allowed to defend themselves against anyone who sought to kill them. In the context of attempted genocide, the message of Esther addresses a timeless and universal issue of justice - that humans have the right and responsibility to defend themselves against those who intend to murder. 'Jews and Anti-Judaism in Esther and the Church' shows how the anti-Judaism that is a central feature of Esther relates to the contemporary issue of the contested legitimacy of the State of Israel as part of the ongoing Arab-Israeli conflict. In her outstanding book, Dr. Tricia Miller uses an academic approach to demonstrate the relationship of historic theology to current events concerning Israel for the purpose of encouraging Christians to support Israel's right to exist and defend itself against those who seek its destruction.

Being Esther

By Miriam Karmel
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  • Publisher : Milkweed Editions
  • Book Code : 1571318747
  • Total of Pages : 202
  • Category : Fiction
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Eightysomething Esther Lustig tells the story of her life in a witty, touching novel that “will linger long in readers’ minds and hearts” (Pioneer Press). “Widowed and in her mid-eighties, Esther checks in with her friend Lottie each morning to confirm that each has made it through the night. But there is no way that she’s going to surrender to her bossy daughter, Ceely, and move into an assisted living facility, which she disdainfully calls Bingoville. In her first novel, Karmel takes an understated and disarming approach to the closing years in the life of a seemingly ordinary woman, imbuing Esther with a subtle but zingy wit and underappreciated intelligence. Esther reflects on her mother’s frostiness and her mother-in-law’s ‘acid tongue,’ her own passion for books, the grinding disappointments and late-blooming joys of her marriage, and Ceely’s harrowing incommunicado years. Brimming with keen observations yet slow to articulate them due to her body’s strange new hesitations, Esther is appalled by how strangers treat her as an ‘object of concerned looks and condescension.’ Karmel’s novel of womanhood, the love and strife between mothers and daughters, marital dead zones, and the baffling metamorphosis of age is covertly complex, quietly incisive, and stunning in its emotional richness.” —Booklist “Being Esther is impossible to put down . . . a wonderful debut.” —Margot Livesey, author of The Flight of Gemma Hardy

The Book of Esther

By Emily Barton
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  • Publisher : Tim Duggan Books
  • Book Code : 1101904100
  • Total of Pages : 448
  • Category : Fiction
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What if an empire of Jewish warriors that really existed in the Middle Ages had never fallen—and was the only thing standing between Hitler and his conquest of Russia? Eastern Europe, August 1942. The Khazar kaganate, an isolated nation of Turkic warrior Jews, lies between the Pontus Euxinus (the Black Sea) and the Khazar Sea (the Caspian). It also happens to lie between a belligerent nation to the west that the Khazars call Germania—and a city the rest of the world calls Stalingrad. After years of Jewish refugees streaming across the border from Europa, fleeing the war, Germania launches its siege of Khazaria. Only Esther, the daughter of the nation’s chief policy adviser, sees the ominous implications of Germania's disregard for Jewish lives. Only she realizes that this isn’t just another war but an existential threat. After witnessing the enemy warplanes’ first foray into sovereign Khazar territory, Esther knows she must fight for her country. But as the elder daughter in a traditional home, her urgent question is how. Before daybreak one fateful morning, she embarks on a perilous journey across the open steppe. She seeks a fabled village of Kabbalists who may hold the key to her destiny: their rumored ability to change her into a man so that she may convince her entire nation to join in the fight for its very existence against an enemy like none Khazaria has ever faced before. The Book of Esther is a profound saga of war, technology, mysticism, power, and faith. This novel—simultaneously a steampunk Joan of Arc and a genre-bending tale of a counterfactual Jewish state by a writer who invents worlds “out of Calvino or Borges” (The New Yorker)—is a stunning achievement. Reminiscent of Michael Chabon’s The Yiddish Policemen’s Union and Philip Roth’s The Plot Against America, The Book of Esther reaffirms Barton’s place as one of her generation’s most gifted storytellers.

Ruth and Esther

By Kathleen Nielson
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  • Publisher : Crossway
  • Book Code : 143354041X
  • Total of Pages : 96
  • Category : Religion
  • Members : 470
  • Pdf File: ruth-and-esther.pdf

Book Short Summary:

The books of Ruth and Esther recount two of the most memorable stories in all of Scripture: Ruth, a displaced widow in search of a new home and loving husband, and Esther, a courageous queen intent on saving her people from imminent destruction. Plumbing the theological depths, this guide explains the biblical text with clarity and passion—leading us on a journey to discover the God who hears the cries of his people and remains faithful to his promises. Over the course of 12 weeks, each study in this series explores a book of the Bible and: Asks thoughtful questions to spur discussion Shows how each passage unveils the gospel Ties the text in with the whole story of Scripture Illuminates the doctrines taught in each passage Invites you to discover practical implications Helps you better understand and apply God’s Word

Ezra, Nehemiah, and Esther (Teach the Text Commentary Series)

By Douglas J.E. Nykolaishen,Andrew J. Schmutzer
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  • Publisher : Baker Books
  • Book Code : 1493412647
  • Total of Pages : 336
  • Category : Religion
  • Members : 533
  • Pdf File: ezra-nehemiah-and-esther.pdf

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The Teach the Text Commentary Series utilizes the best of biblical scholarship to provide the information a pastor needs to communicate the text effectively. The carefully selected preaching units and focused commentary allow pastors to quickly grasp the big idea and key themes of each passage of Scripture. Each unit of the commentary includes the big idea and key themes of the passage and sections dedicated to understanding, teaching, and illustrating the text.

God Had a Dream Mordecai and Esther

By Linda Ramsey
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  • Publisher : WestBow Press
  • Book Code : 1512759090
  • Total of Pages : 48
  • Category : Juvenile Nonfiction
  • Members : 131
  • Pdf File: god-had-a-dream-mordecai-and-esther.pdf

Book Short Summary:

Bible stories are the dreams and plans of God for mankind. The God Had a Dream series of books, which are based on Bible stories, have been written and illustrated to excite and encourage every child to want to know Gods dream and plan for their own life, to want to say yes to Gods dream and plan, and to want to grow up living and fulfilling the life just as God dreamed and planned for them. God is so delighted when we learn to obey, obey now, and obey willingly because then he can do great things even in the lives of his children.

Esther in Exile

By Christianne Meroz
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  • Publisher : Wipf and Stock Publishers
  • Book Code : 1625647557
  • Total of Pages : 66
  • Category : Religion
  • Members : 618
  • Pdf File: esther-in-exile.pdf

Book Short Summary:

The biblical book of Esther is the dark, yet marvelous, story of a Jewish girl deported with her uncle to the Persian Empire. They are in exile from Israel and from humanity, condemned to wander as nomads and strangers in a foreign land. Yet, almost in spite of herself, Esther becomes a queen, succeeding in saving her people from extermination. How hard it is when everything seems to be falling apart to stay true to one's identity! It might be even more difficult for these exiles to keep faith with a God who seems hidden deep in the very heart of history. However, only this kind of faithfulness makes it possible to accept the other, the one who is different, and to be accepted by the other oneself. The stakes are high. In spite of conflicts and tragedies, this story sets forth a real spirituality of difference. Esther in Exile is a penetrating work on the human condition in general and on the female condition in particular.

The Esther Scroll

By Seymour Epstein
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  • Publisher : Mosaic Press
  • Book Code : 177161465X
  • Total of Pages : 188
  • Category : Fiction
  • Members : 784
  • Pdf File: the-esther-scroll.pdf

Book Short Summary:

Seymour Epstein's The Esther Scroll: The Author’s Tale is a bold thesis and a radically new interpretation of The Book of Esther that contends it was written neither as light comedy, nor as sacred history, nor as a romance, nor as a handbook for Jewish survival in the Diaspora. Rather, it is a satire on Jewish life in the Diaspora. "Epstein’s argument stands all previous readings of Esther on their head” (Hillel Halkin, from the Preface).

Esther's Hanukkah Disaster

By Jane Sutton
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  • Publisher : Kar-Ben Publishing ™
  • Book Code : 151248878X
  • Total of Pages : 32
  • Category : Juvenile Fiction
  • Members : 125
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It’s hard to pick the perfect gift, and Esther the Gorilla’s choices seem all wrong at first. But it all gets sorted out when she invites her animal friends to a joyful Hanukkah party.

Esther Oil Women Professing Godliness

By Barbara Sword Turner
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  • Publisher : Xlibris Corporation
  • Book Code : 1543470181
  • Total of Pages : 94
  • Category : Self-Help
  • Members : 501
  • Pdf File: esther-oil-women-professing-godliness.pdf

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My first point of view is the highlighting of Esthers preparation to become queen of Persia, just what the process entailed. Information pertaining to oil throughout biblical history alone with other ingredient derivatives was used in the preparation process for Esther. What a blessing to discover the benefits of using olive oil; I have never considered the use of oil before. The interest came after reading the book of Esther. Essential oil, such as myrrh, combined with other ingredients has a special effect, and the anointing oil products have spiritual benefits as well. Constantly, we need revelation concerning the wisdom of Yahweh for our lives. We face situations that call for divine wisdom and understanding. The book is a helpful resource concerning things to help our focus in the way women in the kingdom should live, move, and have their being in the Most High these end times. If you ever lost anything, information here will help you recover whatever youve lost.