Now Available: Evangelical Exegetical Commentary on Esther

Esther CoverThe story is a familiar one, made popular by Sunday school teachers, novels, and movies: her people threatened with extinction, Queen Esther must summon the courage to approach the Persian king Xerxes in order to save the Jews. But is the book of Esther only about being brave, or is there more to it?

Anthony Tomasino, director of the biblical studies program and associate professor of Bible, Old Testament, and Hebrew at Bethel College in Mishawaka, Indiana, examines this well-known story in Evangelical Exegetical Commentary: Esther. He studies the Hebrew text to bring out motifs of feasting, sovereignty, assertiveness, and reversal.

He also investigates the book’s connection with the celebration of Purim, the issue of assimilation into a foreign culture, the theme of the invincibility of the Jewish people, and the conspicuous absence of God’s name. He does all this while also stepping back to examine the big picture through the lens of biblical theology, helping readers apply the text to today by giving applications and devotional implications.

Evangelical Exegetical Commentary: Esther is the most recent volume in the Evangelical Exegetical Commentary (EEC) series. If you have purchased the EEC, this volume will download to your account automatically.

The other currently available EEC volumes are 1, 2, & 3 John, Exodus, Ezra & Nehemiah, JamesColossians & Philemon, and Ecclesiastes & Song of Songs. Buy the whole set now and save!

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3 Responses to “Now Available: Evangelical Exegetical Commentary on Esther”

  1. Alan Macgregor December 11, 2013 at 7:56 am #

    Clicking on the link to the Esther commentary in paragraph 2 takes me to the page offering the whole set, rather than the individual volume. To add insult to injury the Esther volume is showing as not yet available in the set!
    Not joined-up working.
    Please correct/update your link/webpage.

    • Elliot December 11, 2013 at 12:49 pm #

      Alan,

      Thanks for commenting! I was not able to include a link to the individual volume because we have not made it available individually yet. We do make volumes of the EEC available individually, but it is usually at least a few months after they are released to people who have bought the entire set. I do not know the timeline yet for when we will release Esther for individual purchase.

    • Elliot January 25, 2014 at 10:41 am #

      EEC Esther is now available for individual purchase: https://www.logos.com/product/38953/esther-evangelical-exegetical-commentary

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