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Esther

Author: Carol M Bechtel
Publisher: Louisville, Ky. : Westminster John Knox Press, ©2002.
Series: Interpretation, a Bible commentary for teaching and preaching.
Edition/Format:   Book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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The story of Esther is one of the most beautifully crafted narratives in ancient literature. This commentary explores the many ways in which Esther's story connects with women and men in the present  Read more...

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Genre/Form: Commentaries
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Carol M Bechtel
ISBN: 0804231133 9780804231138
OCLC Number: 48501445
Description: x, 101 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm.
Contents: I. Introduction --
A. Vital statistics --
Versions of Esther --
Date and historicity --
Form and structure --
B. Theological themes --
The importance of proportion --
The challenge of living a faithful life in an unfaithful culture --
The power of the written word --
C. Reading, preaching, and teaching the Book of Esther --
Luther and the lectionary --
Total immersion II. Commentary --
A. Esther 1 --
Pomp and circumstance --
Vashti sparks a state crisis --
B. Esther 2 --
The morning after --
Esther is caught in the royal dragnet --
Esther is chosen as queen --
God save the king --
C. Esther 3 --
Unjust deserts --
Haman's lucky day --
Signed, sealed, and delivered --
D. Esther 4 --
A grief observed --
When does the queen know, and when does she know it? --
God save the queen E. Esther 5 --
Dinner for three --
Haman develops indigestion --
F. Esther 6 --
No rest for the wicked --
Delusions of grandeur --
Haman's waking nightmare --
G. Esther 7 --
Esther argues her case --
Crime and punishment --
H. Esther 8 --
Just deserts --
Mordecai's balancing act --
I. Esther 9 and 10 --
A war of words --
Lest we forget --
Appendix --
The apocryphal or deuterocanonical additions to Esther.
Series Title: Interpretation, a Bible commentary for teaching and preaching.
Responsibility: Carol M. Bechtel.

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