Reading Esther

Reading Esther
Author: Kenneth M. Craig
Publsiher: Westminster John Knox Press
Total Pages: 192
Release: 1995-01-01
ISBN: 9780664255183
Category: Religion
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Reading Esther Book Excerpt:

In this original interpretation of the book of Esther, Kenneth Craig offers to interpreters a new way of reading this story. According to Craig, Esther has been undervalued and misunderstood because its true genre, the literary carnivalesque, has not been considered. The Literary Currents in Biblical Interpretation series explores current trends within the discipline of biblical interpretation by dealing with the literary qualities of the Bible: the play of its language, the coherence of its final form, and the relationships between text and readers. Biblical interpreters are being challenged to take responsibility for the theological, social, and ethical implications of their readings. This series encourages original readings that breach the confines of traditional biblical criticism.

Esther

Esther
Author: Jennifer Westbrook Spivey
Publsiher: Ambassador International
Total Pages: 270
Release: 2008-03-01
ISBN: 1932307907
Category: Religion
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Esther Book Excerpt:

A remnant of Jews living in a heathen country. A young orphan being raised by her God-fearing cousin. A self absorbed king in search of a new queen. a Jewish woman rising to the throne of Persia. A book of the Bible which makes no mention of the name of God ...

Kings to Esther

Kings to Esther
Author: Milton Spenser Terry
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 534
Release: 1875
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Bible
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Esther

Esther
Author: Carol M. Bechtel
Publsiher: Westminster John Knox Press
Total Pages: 101
Release: 2011-12-15
ISBN: 161164920X
Category: Religion
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Esther Book Excerpt:

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.

Esther

Esther
Author: William Anderson Scott
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 353
Release: 1859
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Electronic Book
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Ezra Nehemiah and Esther Teach the Text Commentary Series

Ezra  Nehemiah  and Esther  Teach the Text Commentary Series
Author: Douglas J.E. Nykolaishen,Andrew J. Schmutzer
Publsiher: Baker Books
Total Pages: 336
Release: 2018-04-17
ISBN: 1493412647
Category: Religion
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Ezra Nehemiah and Esther Teach the Text Commentary Series Book Excerpt:

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.

Veiling Esther Unveiling Her Story

Veiling Esther  Unveiling Her Story
Author: Adam J. Silverstein
Publsiher: Oxford University Press
Total Pages: 224
Release: 2018-10-18
ISBN: 0192517732
Category: Bibles
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Veiling Esther Unveiling Her Story Book Excerpt:

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.

Eerdmans Commentary on the Bible Esther

Eerdmans Commentary on the Bible  Esther
Author: Sidnie White Crawford
Publsiher: Wm. B. Eerdmans Publishing
Total Pages: 21
Release: 2019-06-18
ISBN: 1467453633
Category: Religion
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Eerdmans Commentary on the Bible Esther Book Excerpt:

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.

TOTC Esther

TOTC Esther
Author: Debra Reid
Publsiher: Inter-Varsity Press
Total Pages: 176
Release: 2015-01-01
ISBN: 1783592397
Category: Religion
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

TOTC Esther Book Excerpt:

The place: Persia. The time: fifth century BC. The Jews were threatened with genocide. A decree ordered the extermination of young and old, women and children. The book of Esther describes how this crisis was averted through the bravery of Esther, the wisdom of her stepfather and the unity of the Jewish people. It also reveals the God who quietly - and sometimes unexpectedly - works behind the scenes to order the events of our lives.

The Message of Esther

The Message of Esther
Author: David G. Firth
Publsiher: InterVarsity Press
Total Pages: 144
Release: 2022-07-12
ISBN: 1514005190
Category: Religion
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Message of Esther Book Excerpt:

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.

Esther Pennefather

Esther Pennefather
Author: Alice Perry
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 175
Release: 1878
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Electronic Book
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Generation Esther

Generation Esther
Author: Lisa Ryan
Publsiher: Multnomah
Total Pages: 160
Release: 2013-01-16
ISBN: 0307781704
Category: Young Adult Nonfiction
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Generation Esther Book Excerpt:

Just as Esther was set apart for her destiny by her character and her commitment to God, He is preparing young women today to influence their generation for Him. This companion book to For Such a Time as This profiles the lives of several modern-day Esthers, from headliners like Rebecca St. James, Heather Mercer and Dayna Curry to low-profile, unexpected heroines. Each girl's story illustrates important character strengths, such as purity, friendship, honesty, advocacy, prayer, servanthood, and courage, that influenced her response to challenging choices and cultural pressures. These profiles will inspire every young woman who wonders what God can do through her. You’re more than just a pretty face. You want something more. In a culture that wants you to live for sex, hate your parents, become apathetic, and get wasted, something inside is calling you to a life of purpose. And you’re not alone. Rebecca St. James, Heather Mercer, and Dayna Curry are just a few examples of Gen E girls—young women who, like Esther in the Bible, have been set apart for an incredible destiny by their intense commitment to God. These profiles of modern-day Esthers, ordinary girls in the hands of an extraordinary God, will inspire you to f ind out how God is preparing you—for such a time as this.

Ruth Esther Volume 9

Ruth Esther  Volume 9
Author: Dr. Frederic W. Bush
Publsiher: Zondervan Academic
Total Pages: 528
Release: 2018-01-09
ISBN: 0310588286
Category: Religion
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Ruth Esther Volume 9 Book Excerpt:

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.

Abingdon Old Testament Commentaries Esther

Abingdon Old Testament Commentaries   Esther
Author: Linda Day
Publsiher: Abingdon Press
Total Pages: 177
Release: 2005-01
ISBN: 0687497922
Category: Religion
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Abingdon Old Testament Commentaries Esther Book Excerpt:

The Abingdon Old Testament Commentaries provide compact, critical commentaries on the books of the Old Testament for the use of theological students and pastors. The commentaries are also useful for upper-level college or university students and for those responsible for teaching in congregational settings. In addition to providing basic information and insights into the Old Testament writings, these commentaries exemplify the tasks and procedures of careful interpretation, to assist students of the Old Testament in coming to an informed and critical engagement with the biblical texts themselves. In this commentary, Day addresses both perennial and contemporary concerns pertinent to the book of Esther. Attention is given to literary, linguistic, and thematic features of the biblical text. Day considers the book of Esther with an eye to concerns of gender and ethnicity, as well as the theological concerns raised by divine absence in the story.

Ruth Esther Song of Songs and Judith

Ruth  Esther  Song of Songs  and Judith
Author: Lisa M. Wolfe
Publsiher: Wipf and Stock Publishers
Total Pages: 278
Release: 2011-11-01
ISBN: 1725244810
Category: Religion
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Ruth Esther Song of Songs and Judith Book Excerpt:

This lively commentary encompasses four major books focusing on women in the Hebrew Bible and Apocrypha. Each section in the volume addresses the biblical text in detail, and draws connections from the world of ancient audiences to that of present-day readers. Wolfe's research is motivated by the usual inquiries of biblical scholarship, as well as the questions raised by the many church Bible study groups she has taught. Clergy and laity, students and scholars will benefit from these contemporarily relevant reflections on Ruth, Esther, Song of Songs and Judith. Ruth: The foreign widow who sneaks onto the nighttime threshing floor to find survival for herself and her devastated mother-in-law. Esther: The Jewish orphan-turned-queen who turns Persian banqueting on its head in an effort to defend her people. Song of Songs: The proud and alluring lover who claims her sexuality as her own and joyfully shares it with her beloved. Judith: The pious and beautiful widow who lets the enemy commander's appetite become his downfall in order to save her besieged city. This volume is an opportunity to engage these women's suspense-filled stories, which have sustained faith communities since ancient times.

Holman Old Testament Commentary Ezra Nehemiah Esther

Holman Old Testament Commentary   Ezra  Nehemiah  Esther
Author: Knute Larson,Max Anders,Kathy Dahlen
Publsiher: B&H Publishing Group
Total Pages: 400
Release: 2005-04-01
ISBN: 1433674270
Category: Religion
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Holman Old Testament Commentary Ezra Nehemiah Esther Book Excerpt:

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.

Esther the Wonder Pig

Esther the Wonder Pig
Author: Steve Jenkins,Derek Walter,Caprice Crane
Publsiher: Hachette UK
Total Pages: 224
Release: 2016-05-31
ISBN: 1455560774
Category: Pets
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Esther the Wonder Pig Book Excerpt:

Unlikely pig owners Steve and Derek got a whole lot more than they bargained for when the designer micro piglet they adopted turned out to be a full-sized 600-pound sow! This funny, inspirational story shows how families really do come in all shapes and sizes. In the summer of 2012, Steve Jenkins was contacted by an old friend about adopting a micro piglet. Though he knew his partner Derek wouldn't be enthusiastic, he agreed to take the adorable little pig anyway, thinking he could care for her himself. Little did he know, that decision would change his and Derek's lives forever. It turned out there was nothing "micro" about Esther, and Steve and Derek had actually signed on to raise a full-sized commercial pig. Within three years, Tiny Esther grew to a whopping 600 pounds. After some real growing pains and a lot of pig-sized messes, it became clear that Esther needed much more space, so Steve and Derek made another life-changing decision: they bought a farm and opened the Happily Ever Esther Farm Sanctuary, where they could care for Esther and other animals in need. Funny, heartwarming, and utterly charming, Esther the Wonder Pig follows Steve and Derek's adventure--from reluctant pig parents to farm-owning advocates for animals. NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER AMAZON BEST BOOK OF THE YEAR

Character and Ideology in the Book of Esther

Character and Ideology in the Book of Esther
Author: Michael V. Fox
Publsiher: Wipf and Stock Publishers
Total Pages: 344
Release: 2010-04-01
ISBN: 1725227975
Category: Religion
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Character and Ideology in the Book of Esther Book Excerpt:

Widely praised as a seminal contribution to the study of the Old Testament when it first appeared, Michael V. Fox's Character and Ideology in the Book of Esther is now available in a second edition, complete with an up-to-date critical review of recent Esther scholarship. Fox's commentary, based on his own translation of the Hebrew text, captures the meaning and artistry of Esther's inspiring story. After laying out the background information essential for properly reading Esther, Fox offers commentary on the text that clearly unpacks its message and relevance. Fox also looks in depth at each character in the story of Esther, showing how they were carefully shaped by the book's author to teach readers a new view of how to live as Jews in foreign lands.

Being Esther

Being Esther
Author: Miriam Karmel
Publsiher: Milkweed Editions
Total Pages: 202
Release: 2013-04-02
ISBN: 1571318747
Category: Fiction
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Being Esther Book Excerpt:

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

Narrative and Other Readings in the Book of Esther

Narrative and Other Readings in the Book of Esther
Author: Else K. Holt
Publsiher: Bloomsbury Publishing
Total Pages: 192
Release: 2021-04-08
ISBN: 0567697622
Category: Religion
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Narrative and Other Readings in the Book of Esther Book Excerpt:

This collection of essays considers the Book of Esther from a literary and sociological perspective. In part one, Else Holt outlines the main questions of historical-critical research in the Book of Esther. She also discusses the theological meaning of a biblical book without God, and examines how the book was transmitted through the last centuries BCE. She also explores how the Hebrew and Greek variants of the Book of Esther picture its main character, Esther, the Jewish queen of Persia. In part two, Holt offers deconstructive reading of themes hidden under the surface-levels of the book. Chapters include discussions of Esther's initiation into her role as Persian queen; the inter-textual conversation with two much later texts, The Arabian Nights and The Story of O; and the relationship between Mordecai, the Jew, and his opponent Haman, the Agagite, as a matter of mimetic doublings. The last part of the book introduces the sociological concept of ethnicity-construction as the backdrop for perceiving the instigation of the Jewish festival Purim and the violence connected to it, and looks at the Book of Esther as an example of trauma literature. The concluding chapter analyses the moral quality of the book of Esther, asking the question: Is it a bedtime story?