Item description for Esther: An Introduction and Commentary (Tyndale Old Testament Commentaries) by Joyce G. Baldwin...
The Jews were threatened with genocide. A decree ordered the extermination of young and old, women and children. The place: Persia. The time: fifth century B.C. The book of Esther describes how this crisis was averted through the bravery of Esther, the wisdom of her stepfather and the unity of the Jewish people. It also reveals the God who quietly--and sometimes unexpectedly--works behind the scenes to order the events of our lives.Joyce Baldwin draws out the beauty and power of this book by discussing its background, structure and theology, and by providing a passage-by-passage analysis of its contents.
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Studio: InterVarsity Press
Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 7.26" Width: 4.78" Height: 0.37" Weight: 0.29 lbs.
Release Date Dec 1, 1984
Publisher IVP-InterVarsity Press
ISBN 0877842620 ISBN13 9780877842620
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More About Joyce G. Baldwin
Joyce G. Baldwin (B.A., B.D.) was principal of Trinity College, Bristol, and wrote several volumes in the Tyndale Old Testament Commentary series. She died in 1996.
Reviews - What do customers think about Esther: An Introduction and Commentary (Tyndale Old Testament Commentaries)?
Helpful and worthwhile Jan 23, 2001
Solid scholarly analysis of Esther, well-informed and carefully considered -- though after research in a number of other commentaries, I found I could not agree with all of Baldwin's interpretations.
However, there aren't many other user-friendly commentaries on Esther out there, and this one is detailed and reliable, if not always particularly lively. Folks teaching on Esther should also consider Karen Jobes's excellent commentary in the NIV Application series; it's absolutely indispensable.