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Ezra, Nehemiah, Esther

Author: Leslie C Allen; Timothy S Laniak
Publisher: Peabody, Mass. : Hendrickson Publishers ; Carlisle, Cumbria : Paternoster Press ; Grand Rapids, Mich. : Baker Academic, ©2003.
Series: Understanding the Bible commentary series.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Ezra-Nehemiah is the Old Testament equivalent of the Acts of the Apostles--it is a book of new beginnings. Just as Acts narrates the early history of the church through the work of the apostles, Ezra-Nehemiah narrates the re-establishment of the people of God after the exile through the work of Sheshbazzar, Zerubbabel, Ezra, and Nehemiah. Allen explores Ezra-Nehemiah as a single literary text made up of three parts  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Commentaries
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Allen, Leslie C.
Ezra, Nehemiah, Esther.
Grand Rapids, Mich. : Baker Academic, 2012
(OCoLC)793844422
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Leslie C Allen; Timothy S Laniak
ISBN: 9781441258915 1441258914 9781441238351 1441238352
OCLC Number: 824698701
Notes: Originally published: Peabody, Mass. : Hendrickson Publishers ; Carlisle, Cumbria : Paternoster Press, ©2003.
Description: 1 online resource (xi, 290 pages).
Contents: ""Table of Contents""; ""Foreword. ... ... ... ... . vii""; ""Abbreviations ... ... ... ... ix""; ""Preface: Ezra-Nehemiah ... ... ... xiii""; ""Preface: Esther ... ... ... ... . xiv""; ""Introduction: Ezra-Nehemiah ... ... ... . 3"" ""The Long Awaited Signal (Ezra 1:1�4) ... ... . 15""""Preparations for Implementing the Mission (Ezra 1:5�11). . . 19""; ""The Return of the True People of God (Ezra 2:1�70). ... 23""; ""Making a Start (Ezra 3:1�13). ... ... ... 29""; ""A Temporary and Typical Setback (Ezra 4:1�24) ... . 36""; ""Back on Track (Ezra 5:1�17) ... ... ... 43""; ""The Green Light (Ezra 6:1�22) ... ... ... 48"" ""Ezra�s Commission (Ezra 7:1�28a). ... ... . 55""""Bringing Glory to the Temple (Ezra 7:28b�8:36) ... . 63""; ""Ezra�s Challenging Prayer (Ezra 9:1�15) ... ... 71""; ""The Message Hits Home (Ezra 10:1�44). ... ... 79""; ""The Background to Nehemiah�s Mission (Neh. 1:1�11) ... 87""; ""The Assignment of the Mission (Neh. 2:1�10) ... . 93""; ""Nehemiah�s Private and Public Measures (Neh. 2:11�20) ... 97"" ""Details of the Wall Building (Neh. 3:1�32). ... ... 100""""Hurdles to Get Over (Neh. 4:1�23) ... ... 104""; ""Trouble on the Farm (Neh. 5:1�19) ... ... 109""; ""Success in Spite of Intimidation (Neh. 6:1�19) ... 115""; ""Preparations for Consolidating the City (Neh. 7:1�73a). ... 121""; ""Back to Basics (Neh. 7:73b�8:18) ... ... 125""; ""Restoring Right Relations with God (Neh. 9:1�37) ... . 131"" ""A Communal Pledge of Obedience (Neh. 9:38�10:39) ... 138""""Moving into the Holy City (Neh. 11:1�12:26) ... . 145""; ""The Grand Finale (Neh. 12:27�43) ... ... 154""; ""Guidelines Established and Monitored (Neh. 12:44�13:31) . . 159""; ""Introduction: Esther ... ... ... ... 169""; ""Three Royal Banquets (Esth. 1:1�9) ... ... 193""; ""Vashti�s Refusal and Its Fallout (Esth. 1:10�22). ... . 198""
Series Title: Understanding the Bible commentary series.
Responsibility: Leslie C. Allen, Timothy S. Laniak.
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Ezra-Nehemiah is the Old Testament equivalent of the Acts of the Apostles--it is a book of new beginnings. Just as Acts narrates the early history of the church through the work of the apostles, Ezra-Nehemiah narrates the re-establishment of the people of God after the exile through the work of Sheshbazzar, Zerubbabel, Ezra, and Nehemiah. Allen explores Ezra-Nehemiah as a single literary text made up of three parts telling the story of three missions and the opposition they meet with. Esther is a story about a young girl who becomes queen. Laniak's commentary examines this narrative as a story with many levels of meaning. Esther is about the minority Jewish community in the dependent state of Diaspora, navigating a precarious existence in two worlds, and it is about the triumph of right over wrong, of God's people over their enemies. --From publisher's description.

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