Character and ideology in the book of esther
Character and Ideology in the Book of Esther by Michael V. FoxEsther is an exciting book of the Bible. It contains all your classic storybook ingredients: a bold, beautiful heroine Wonder Woman, anyone? There are suspense and dramatic irony and reversals of fortune and poetic justice. Really, this story has it all! That is, except for God. The most curious thing about the book of Esther is that God is never mentioned. Not even once!
Character and Ideology in the Book of Esther
Grand Rapids, MI: Eerdmanns, Now reprinted by a Christian publisher, in it was the only commentary on Esther written by a Jew for a general audience. For his own part, he feels the anxiety of the Jews of Persia and shares their exhilaration at their deliverance. The book performs the remarkable and necessary feat of remaining skeptical about the historicity of the Esther story while taking its thoughts about the threat of genocide against the Jews with utmost seriousness. As he did with Ecclesiastes in Qohelet and His Contradictions , Fox here embeds a commentary into a larger work of analysis.
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The Bible: Introduction to Esther
Widely praised as a seminal contribution to the study of the Old Testament when it was first published, Michael Fox's Character and Ideology in the Book of Esther is now available in a second edition, complete with an up-to-date critical review of recent. Convert currency. Add to Basket. Book Description Wm. Eerdmans Publishing Co.