Esther (Evangelical Exegetical Commentary Series)
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About "Esther (Evangelical Exegetical Commentary Series)"
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.
Meet the Author
Anthony J Tomasino
Anthony J. Tomasino (Ph.D., University of Chicago) is a United Methodist pastor and a scholar of ancient Judaism. He currently serves as assistant professor of biblical studies at Bethel College in Mishawaka, Indiana. He is the author of Written Upon the Heart: The Ten Commandments for Christians Today and Jesus Before Judaism: The Events & Ideas That Shaped the New Testament World.