Reviews - What do customers think about The Book of Esther: An Exegetical and Doctrinal Commentary (Lange's Commentary on the Holy Scripture)?
Not found in many commentary lists, but should be! Sep 19, 2008
When I first received this commentary I was disappointed. I paid 18 dollars for a paperback that was thinner than a Reader's Digest? This is a reprint of a late 19th century work. Very small font and two columns per page. Truth is, if it were reformatted and published by today's standards, it would be a much larger book. This commentary has a helpful 27 page introduction. Each chapter is divided into three sections: the text with summary outlines and textual and grammatical footnotes, exegetical and critical comments (this is the major portion of each chapter), and doctrinal and ethical comments. In the exegetical and critical comments the author interacts with the Hebrew and Greek texts as well as contemporary authors. This section also has very helpful historical footnotes. The doctrinal and ethical sections are solidly grounded in the text and provide excellent seed thoughts for sermon preparation. I found this last section richly rewarding. Although this is an older work, it would be an excellent addition to a Bible student's list of commentaries on Esther.