Esther and Ruth

Esther and Ruth
Author: Patricia K. Tull
Publsiher: Westminster John Knox Press
Total Pages: 94
Release: 2003-01-01
ISBN 10: 9780664226701
ISBN 13: 0664226701
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Esther and Ruth Book Review:

"Interpretation Bible Studies (IBS) offers solid biblical content in a creative study format. Forged in the tradition of the celebrated Interpretation commentary series, IBS makes the same depth of biblical insight available in a dynamic, flexible, and user-friendly resource. Designed for adults and older youth, Interpretation Bible Studies can be used in small groups, in church school classes, in large groups presentations, or in personal study. Each volume focuses on ten key passages from a book of the Bible and can serve as the basis for a ten-session study or be easily modified for shorter or longer schedules. Featuring maps, illustrations, definitions of key terms, interesting biblical facts, questions for reflection or discussion, as well as a leader's guide in each book with suggestions for group use, IBS combines a great heritage of scholarship with a fresh approach to biblical study."--BOOK JACKET.

Esther

Esther
Author: Carol Bechtel
Publsiher: Westminster John Knox Press
Total Pages: 329
Release: 1968
ISBN 10: 9780664237455
ISBN 13: 0664237452
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Esther Book Review:

Presents an interpretation of Esther, written especially for teachers and preachers, looking at the historical setting, literary structures, and theological themes in the story of the courageous and faithful biblical queen.

Esther Scroll

Esther Scroll
Author: David J. A. Clines
Publsiher: A&C Black
Total Pages: 260
Release: 1984-08-01
ISBN 10: 056715713X
ISBN 13: 9780567157133
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Esther Scroll Book Review:

The book of Esther emerges from complex origins. According to David J. A. Clines, the story combines elements from numerous literary, textual, and storytelling traditions. Through the telling and retelling of the story, the book as it appears in the modern canon slowly emerges. In this volume, Clines uncovers this fascinating history by examining the literary and textual elements of the book, the shape of the story, and the shifts in meaning as new generations have retold the story and interpreted it for their own time.

Esther

Esther
Author: Charles R. Swindoll
Publsiher: Thomas Nelson
Total Pages: 224
Release: 1997-09-26
ISBN 10: 1418515469
ISBN 13: 9781418515461
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Esther Book Review:

Everyone loves a transformation story. Rags to riches. Plain to beautiful. Weak to strong. Esther's story is that, but it is much more. It is a thought-provoking study of God's invisible hand writing silently and unseen across the pages of human history. Perhaps most of all, Esther's story is the account of godly attributes like courage, dignity, wisdom, and strength?attributes that blocked an evil plot, overthrew an arrogant killer, and replaced terror with joy in thousands of Jewish homes. Author Chuck Swindoll interweaves the ancient, real-life story with insight not only into the virtues of Queen Esther, but also into how the qualities that formed and empowered her can be ours. Esther is the second volume of Charles Swindoll's best-selling series, which examines great lives from God's Word and reveals the strengths and weaknesses that make God's men and women both great . . . and human. Many of the most beloved biblical heroes were ordinary folks. Shepherds. Fishermen. Servants. Widows. Even harlots and petty thieves. One by one, they changed the course of history. Swindoll explains that these men and women did not become great in their own strength but were empowered by God when they surrendered their lives to Him. To live such a life that God considers great is within the reach of everyone who submits to Him.

From Eve to Esther

From Eve to Esther
Author: Leila Leah Bronner
Publsiher: Westminster John Knox Press
Total Pages: 214
Release: 1994-01-01
ISBN 10: 9780664255428
ISBN 13: 0664255426
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

From Eve to Esther Book Review:

This is the first book-length attempt to focus on female biblical figures in the ancient rabbinic writings of midrash and Talmud. Primary rabbinic sources employed by the author bring new life and insight into the stories of Eve, Deborah, Hannah, Serah bat Asher, and others. As women and men today attempt to reevaluate past historical models, it serves us well to understand the values and inner workings of rabbinic thinking. The examination of what the sources actually say, and not what others would like them to have said, enable reinterpretation of women's role to proceed on an honest and authentic basis. Biblical women, reclaimed with contemporary midrash, can become paradigms for our modern lives.

Willie Esther

Willie   Esther
Author: James Graham Bronson
Publsiher: Samuel French, Inc.
Total Pages: 70
Release: 1997
ISBN 10: 9780573603105
ISBN 13: 0573603103
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Reading Esther

Reading Esther
Author: Kenneth M. Craig
Publsiher: Westminster John Knox Press
Total Pages: 192
Release: 1995-01-01
ISBN 10: 9780664255183
ISBN 13: 0664255183
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Reading Esther Book Review:

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.

From Deborah to Esther

From Deborah to Esther
Author: Lillian Rae Klein
Publsiher: Fortress Press
Total Pages: 154
Release: 2003
ISBN 10: 9780800635923
ISBN 13: 0800635922
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

From Deborah to Esther Book Review:

The Hebrew Bible's fascinating narratives about women have occasioned some of the most important biblical scholarship of the last generation. Lillian Klein contributes to that wealth with her absorbing studies of key figures in the narrative material: Deborah, Jephtha's daughter, Delilah, Jael, the whore of Gaza, Kaleb's daughter Achsah, Hannah, Esther, the wife of Job, David's wife Michal, and Bathsheba. With a marvelous eye for the telling detail -- or its absence -- Klein examines the biblical portraits, often unfortunately brief, of these women and the dynamics of gender, power, and honor at work in their stories. A remarkably lucid and careful scholar, Klein has surfaced the underlying and ironic ideals of womanhood in a society that both honored and marginalized women in stories of seduction and rivalry, deviation and obedience, public shame and private power.

Esther

Esther
Author: Lewis Bayles Paton
Publsiher: A&C Black
Total Pages: 360
Release: 2000-12-06
ISBN 10: 9780567050090
ISBN 13: 0567050092
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Esther Book Review:

"This is a reproduction of a book published before 1923. This book may have occasional imperfections such as missing or blurred pages, poor pictures, errant marks, etc. that were either part of the original artifact, or were introduced by the scanning process. We believe this work is culturally important, and despite the imperfections, have elected to bring it back into print as part of our continuing commitment to the preservation of printed works worldwide. We appreciate your understanding of the imperfections in the preservation process, and hope you enjoy this valuable book."--Bloomsbury Publishing.

Esther

Esther
Author: Patty Pell
Publsiher: InterVarsity Press
Total Pages: 76
Release: 2002-07-09
ISBN 10: 9780830830398
ISBN 13: 0830830391
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Esther Book Review:

Patty Pell leads you to examine the story of Esther. You'll discover how godly character often develops under pressure. And you'll discover ideas for living a godly life in the midst of contemporary pressures.

Queen Esther s Reflection

Queen Esther s Reflection
Author: Ann Platz
Publsiher: New Hope Publishers
Total Pages: 204
Release: 2007
ISBN 10: 1596690127
ISBN 13: 9781596690127
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Queen Esther s Reflection Book Review:

The Scripture-based content addresses topics that contemporary women can relate to and helps each woman connect with the idea of becoming spritually beautiful.

Esther the Beautiful Queen

Esther  the Beautiful Queen
Author: William B. Bradbury
Publsiher: A-R Editions, Inc.
Total Pages: 122
Release: 2000-01-01
ISBN 10: 0895794659
ISBN 13: 9780895794659
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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The Books of Esther

The Books of Esther
Author: Charles V. Dorothy
Publsiher: A&C Black
Total Pages: 384
Release: 1997-05
ISBN 10: 9781850755180
ISBN 13: 1850755183
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Books of Esther Book Review:

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.

The Book of Esther

The Book of Esther
Author: B. A. Ramsbottom
Publsiher: Gospel Standard Publications
Total Pages: 41
Release: 2003
ISBN 10: 9781897837580
ISBN 13: 1897837585
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Esther in Medieval Garb

Esther in Medieval Garb
Author: Barry Walfish
Publsiher: SUNY Press
Total Pages: 386
Release: 1993-01-01
ISBN 10: 9780791410394
ISBN 13: 0791410390
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Esther in Medieval Garb Book Review:

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.

Ezra Nehemiah and Esther

Ezra  Nehemiah  and Esther
Author: Johanna W. H. Van Wijk-Bos
Publsiher: Westminster John Knox Press
Total Pages: 147
Release: 1998-01-01
ISBN 10: 9780664255978
ISBN 13: 0664255973
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Ezra Nehemiah and Esther Book Review:

According to this well-known author, today's readers find much that is familiar in Ezra, Nehemiah, and Esther, including the message of God's faithfulness in the face of prejudice, sexism, and patriarchy. Books in the Westminster Bible Companion series assist laity in their study of the Bible as a guide to Christian faith and practice. Each volume explains the biblical book in its original historical context and explores its significance for faithful living today. These books are ideal for individual study and for Bible study classes and groups.

Ezra Nehemiah and Esther

Ezra  Nehemiah  and Esther
Author: J. G. McConville
Publsiher: Westminster John Knox Press
Total Pages: 197
Release: 1985-01-01
ISBN 10: 9780664245832
ISBN 13: 0664245838
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Ezra Nehemiah and Esther Book Review:

Set in the Persian Empire, one of the greatest kingdoms the world has ever known, the stories contained in the books of Ezra and Nehemiah provide the most comprehensive scriptural account of the restored Judean community after the Babylonian exile. The book of Esther is also set in the Persian period of Israel's history, although the concern is for a different community. Carrying forward brilliantly the pattern established by Barclay's New Testament series, the Daily Study Bible has been extended to cover the entire Old Testament as well. Invaluable for individual devotional study, for group discussion, and for classroom use, the Daily Study Bible provides a useful, reliable, and eminently readable way to discover what the Scriptures were saying then and what God is saying today.

Esther Dyson

Esther Dyson
Author: Carla Jablonski
Publsiher: Twenty-First Century Books
Total Pages: 80
Release: 2002-01-01
ISBN 10: 9780761326571
ISBN 13: 076132657X
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Esther Dyson Book Review:

A biography of Esther Dyson, an entrepreneur and forecaster who began writing and talking about technologies in the 1980s that are the focus of development efforts now, causing her to be deemed one of the most powerful women in American business.

The Books of Ruth Esther Ecclesiastes The Song of Songs Lamentations The Five Scrolls

The Books of Ruth  Esther  Ecclesiastes  The Song of Songs  Lamentations  The Five Scrolls
Author: Wesley J. Fuerst
Publsiher: CUP Archive
Total Pages: 266
Release: 1975-10-16
ISBN 10:
ISBN 13:
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Books of Ruth Esther Ecclesiastes The Song of Songs Lamentations The Five Scrolls Book Review:

The five Old Testament books dealt with in this volume of the Commentary occupied a special place in Hebrew tradition as selected readings for major festivals and were accordingly brought together in Hebrew manuscripts to form a group of five scrolls. The books of The Five Scrolls vary greatly; debate about their holiness and authority is recorded from the second century AD onwards, and they pose many problems of interpretation today.

Esther

Esther
Author: Jennifer Westbrook Spivey
Publsiher: Ambassador International
Total Pages: 270
Release: 2008-03-01
ISBN 10: 1932307907
ISBN 13: 9781932307900
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Esther Book Review:

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 ...