Esther


Bibliographies

Book or monograph Edith Lubetski & Meir Lubetski, The Book of Esther: A Classified Bibliography. Sheffield Phoenix Press, 2008. Hbk. ISBN 978-1-905048-33-5. pp.288.

Introductions

Book or monograph Sandra B. Berg, The Book of Esther: Motifs, Themes, and Structure. Society of Biblical Literature Dissertation Series 44. Missoula: Scholars, 1979. Pbk. ISBN: 0891302794.
Book or monograph E. Bickerman, Four Strange Books of the Bible. Shocken, 1967.
Book or monograph Fox: Character and Ideology in the Book of EstherMichael V. Fox, Character and Ideology in the Book of Esther, 2nd edn. Grand Rapids: Wm. B. Eerdmans Publishing Company, 2001. Pbk. ISBN: 0802848818. pp.352.
On-line Resource Archibald H. Sayce [1845-1933], An Introduction to the Books of Ezra, Nehemiah and Esther, 5th edn.Archibald H. Sayce [1845-1933], An Introduction to the Books of Ezra, Nehemiah and Esther, 5th edn., 1910. London: The Religious Tract Society, 1885. [This material is in the Public Domain]

Commentaries

On-line Resource Walter Frederic Adeney [1849-1920], Ezra, Nehemiah & Esther. W. Robertson Nicoll, ed., The Expositor's Bible. London: Hodder & Stoughton, 1903. Hbk. pp.404. View in PDF format pdf [This material is in the Public Domain]
Book or monograph Baldwin: EstherJoyce G. Baldwin, Esther, Tyndale Old Testament Commentaries. Leicester: IVP, 1984. Pbk. ISBN: 0851118402. {Amazon.com} [Read Alan Millard's ReviewView in PDF format pdf ]
Book or monograph David J.A. Clines, Ezra, Nehemiah, Esther. New Century Bible. Sheffield Academic Press, 1984. Pbk. ISBN: 0551011181. pp.362.
Book or monograph Israel Among the Nations : A Commentary on the Books of Nahum and Obadiah and EstherR..J. Coggins & S.P. Re'emi, Nahum, Obadiah, Esther: Israel Among the Nations. International Theological Commentary. Grand Rapids: Eerdmans, 1985. Pbk. ISBN: 0802800483. pp.140.
Book or monograph W.J. Fuerst, The Books of Ruth, Esther, Ecclesiastes, the Song of Songs, Lamentations. Cambridge Bible Commentary. Cambridge, 1975. pp.267.
Book or monograph Jobes: EstherKaren H. Jobes, Esther. NIV Application Commentary. Grand Rapids: Zondervan, 1999. Hbk. ISBN: 0310206723. pp.256.
On-line Resource Carl Friedrich Keil [1807-1888] & Franz Delitzsch [1813-1890], Biblical Commentary on the Old Testament. The Books of Ezra, Nehemiah, and Esther. Edinburgh: T & T Clark, 1878. Hbk. pp.380. View in PDF format pdf [This material is in the Public Domain]
Book or monograph Knute Larson, Kathy Dahlen & Max Anders, Ezra, Nehemiah, Esther. Holman Old Testament Commentary. Broadman & Holman Publishers, 2005. Hbk. ISBN: 0805494693. pp.400.
Book or monograph Esther: LevensonJon Douglas Levenson, Esther. Old Testament Library. Philadelphia: Westminster John Knox Press, 1997. Hbk. ISBN: 0664220932. pp.152.
Book or monograph McConville: Ezra, Nehemiah and EstherJ.G. McConville, Ezra, Nehemiah and Esther. Daily Study Bible. Westminster, 1985. Pbk. ISBN: 0664245838. pp.197.
Book or monograph Murphy: The Wisdom LiteratureCarey A. Moore, Daniel, Esther, and Jeremiah: The Additions . The Anchor Bible, Vol. 44. New York: Doubleday, 1971. Hbk. ISBN: 0385047029. pp.118.
Book or monograph Murphy: Wisdom Literature: Job, Proverbs, Ruth, Canticles, Ecclesiastes, and EstherRoland Edmund Murphy, Wisdom Literature: Job, Proverbs, Ruth, Canticles, Ecclesiastes, and Esther. Forms of Old Testament Literature. Grand Rapids: Eerdmans, 1981. Pbk. ISBN: 0802818773. pp.185.
On-line Resource Lewis Bayles Paton [1864-1932], A Critical and Exegetical Commentary on the Book of EstherLewis Bayles Paton [1864-1932], A Critical and Exegetical Commentary on the Book of Esther. The International Critical Commentary. Edinburgh: T & T Clark, 1908. Hbk. pp.339. View in PDF format pdf [This material is in the Public Domain]
On-line Resource Charles Simeon, Horae Homileticae or Discourses Digested Into One Continued Series and Forming a Commentary, Upon Every Book of the Old and New Testament, Vol. 4: First of Chronicles to Job, 6th edn. London: Henry G., Bohn, 1844. pp.297-307.View in PDF format pdf [This material is in the Public Domain]
On-line Resource Robert Sinker [1838-1913], "Esther," Charles John Ellicott [1819-1905], editor, An Old Testament commentary for English Readers various writers, Vol. 3. London: Cassell, Petter & Galpin, 1883. Hbk. pp.511-529. View in PDF format pdf [This material is in the Public Domain]
On-line Resource Esther - Annesley William Streane [1844-1915], The Book of Esther. Cambridge Bible for Schools and CollegesAnnesley William Streane [1844-1915], The Book of Esther. Cambridge Bible for Schools and Colleges. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1907. Hbk. pp.80. View in PDF format pdf [This material is in the Public Domain]
On-line Resource Esther (Bob Utley)

Other Subjects

Article in Journal or Book B.W. Anderson, "The Place of Esther in the Christian Bible," Journal of Religion 30 (1950): 32-43.
Article in Journal or Book Anonymous, "A New Clue in the Dating of the Composition of the Book of Esther," Vetus Testamentum 50.4 (2000): 561-565. [Abstract]
Book or monograph Sandra Beth Berg, Book of Esther: Motifs, Themes and Structure. Missoula, MT: Scholars Press, 1982. Pbk. ISBN: 0891302794. pp.219.
On-line Resource Ronald L. Bergey, "Post-exilic Hebrew linguistic developments in Esther: a diachronic approach," Journal of the Evangelical Theological Society 31.2 (June 1988): 161-168. View in PDF format pdf
Article in Journal or Book Adele Berlin, "The Book of Esther and Ancient Storytelling," Journal of Biblical Literature 120.1 (2001): 3-14.
On-line Resource Frederic W. Bush, "The Book of Esther: Opus non gratum in the Christian Canon," Bulletin for Biblical Research 8 (1998): 39-54.
Book or monograph David J.A. Clines, The Esther Scroll. Journal for Old Testament Studies Supplement 30. Sheffield: JSOT, 1984. Pbk. ISBN: 0905774671. pp.260.
Article in Journal or Book Iain Duguid, "But did they Live Happily Ever After? The Eschatology of the Book of Esther," Westminster Theological Journal 68.1 (Spring 2006): 85-98.
Book or monograph Sidnie White Crawford & Leonard J. Greenspoon, eds., The Book of Esther in Modern Research. Sheffield: Continuum International Publishing Group - Sheffield Academic Press, 2003. Hbk. ISBN: 082646663X. pp.370.
Article in Journal or Book A.D. Friedberg & V. DeCaen, "Dating the Composition of the Book of Esther, A Response to Larsson," Vetus Testamentum 53.3 (2003): 427-429.
Article in Journal or Book Robert Gordis [1908-1992], "Religion, Wisdom and History in the Book of Esther," Journal of Biblical Literature 100 (1981): 359-88.
On-line Resource Robert Gordis [1908-1992], "Studies in the Esther narrative," Journal of Biblical Literature 95.1 (March 1976): 43-58.View in PDF format pdf [Reproduced by kind permission of the copyright holder]
On-line Resource Robert Gordis [1908-1992], "Religion, wisdom and history in the Book of Esther - a new solution to an ancient crux," Journal of Biblical Literature 100.3 (Sept. 1981): 359-388.View in PDF format pdf [Reproduced by kind permission of the copyright holder]
Article in Journal or Book W.W. Hallo, "The First Purim," Biblical Archaeologist 46 (1983): 19-26.
On-line Resource Charles D. Harvey, "Probing Moral Ambiguity: Grappling with Ethical Portraits in the Hebrew Story of Esther," Southern Baptist Journal of Theology 2.3 (Fall 1998): 56-77.
Article in Journal or Book B.W. Jones, "Two Misconceptions about the Book of Esther," Catholic Bibkical Quarterly 39 (1977): 171-81.
Article in Journal or Book B.W. Jones, "The So-Called Appendix to the Book of Esther," Semitics 6 (1978): 36-43.
On-line Resource John Kendall, "Esther: Praching from a Neglected Text," Foundations 27 (Autumn 1991): 19-24.View in PDF format pdf
Article in Journal or Book Robert J. Littman, "The Religious Policy of Xerxes and the Book of Esther," Jewish Quarterly Review 65 (January 1975): 145-55.
Article in Journal or Book J.A. Loader, "Esther as a Novel with Different Levels of Meaning," Zeitschrift für die alttestamentliche Wissenschaft 90 (1978): 417-21.
On-line Resource Alan R. Millard, "Persian names in Esther and the reliability of the Hebrew text," Journal of Biblical Literature 96.4 (Dec. 1977): 481-488.View in PDF format pdf [Reproduced by permission of the current copyright holder]
On-line Resource Alan R. Millard, "Esther Tyndale O.T. Commentary by J.G. Baldwin - a review," Evangel 3:4 (1985): 17. View in PDF format pdf [Reproduced by permission of the current copyright holder]
Article in Journal or Book C.A. Moore, "Archaeology and the Book of Esther," Biblical Archaeologist 38 (1975): 62-79.
Article in Journal or Book Myles Nolan, "Esther in the New Testament," Proceedings of the Irish Biblical Association 15 (1992): 60-65.
On-line Resource Ronald W. Pierce, "The Politics of Esther and Mordecai: Courage or Compromise?" Bulletin for Biblical Research 2 (1992): 75-89.
Article in Journal or Book William H. Shea, "Esther and History," Andrews University Seminary Studies 14 (1976): 227-46.View in PDF format pdf
Article in Journal or Book Shemaryahu Talmon, "'Wisdom' in the Book of Esther," Vetus Testamentum 13 (1963): 419-55.
Article in Journal or Book T.C.G. Thornton, "The Crucifixion of Haman and the Scandal of the Cross," Journal of Theological Studies 37 (1986): 419-26.
Article in Journal or Book Wilhelm Vischer [1895-1988], "The Book of Esther," Evangelical Quarterly 11 (January 1939): 3-21.
On-line Resource W. Scott Watson, "The Authenticity and Genuineness of the Book of Esther," The Princeton Theological Review 1.1 (1903): 62-74. View in PDF format pdf
Article in Journal or Book Michael G. Wechsler, "Shadow and Fulfillment in the Book of Esther," Bibliotheca Sacra 154: 615 (1997): 275-284.
Article in Journal or Book J .Stafford Wright, "The Historicity of the Book of Esther," John Barton Payne, ed. New Perspectives on the Old Testament. Word, 1970. Hbk. pp.37-47.
Article in Journal or Book Edwin M. Yamauchi, "Archaeological Backgrounds of the Exilic and Postexilic Era. Part 2: The Archaeological Background of Esther," Bibliotheca Sacra 137: 546 (1980): 99-112.
Article in Journal or Book R. Zadok, "On the Historical Background of the Book of Esther," Bible Notes 24 (1984): 18-23.

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