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Esther: Evangelical Exegetical Commentary

Anthony Tomasino H. Wayne House

416 pages
Lexham Press
We've all heard the story of Queen Esther. When her people are threatened, she risks her life to approach King Xerxes, and she ultimately saves the Jews from extinction. But what message does her story convey? And why is God never mentioned? Anthony Tomasino explores such questions in his commentary on the book of Esther. He highlights themes like feasting, the celebration of Purim, sovereignty, the invincibility of the Jews, assertiveness, and reversal. And he applies the story of Esther to the lives of believers today.

About the Evangelical Exegetical Commentary Series:
The Evangelical Exegetical Commentary series incorporates the latest in critical biblical scholarship and is written from a distinctly evangelical perspective. Each comprehensive volume combines historical and literary explanations with insights for understanding the text within the Bible's larger story and applying it to everyday life.
Author Bio
Anthony J. Tomasino is Director of the Biblical Studies Program and Associate Professor of Bible, Old Testament and Hebrew at Bethel College. He is the author of Written Upon the Heart: The Ten Commandments for Today's Christian and Judaism before Jesus: The Events and Ideas that Shaped the New Testament World.