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The Message of Esther: God Present but Unseen (BST)

ISBN: 9781844744442
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By any assessment, Esther is a rather strange book to find in the Bible. Not only is it, along with Daniel, the only books of the Bible to be set entirely outside of the Promised Land, it also shows no interest in that land. Esther is the only book in the Bible which definitely does not mention God. None of this should be taken as meaning that the book has no theological intention. On the contrary, it has a developed theology, but it is a theology which operates precisely because it does not mention God directly.

David Firth explores this paradoxically important book and its implications for our own contemporary context, where the reality of God’s presence is experienced against a backdrop of God’s relative anonymity and seeming absence.

Key Features

  • Applies the truth of Scripture to everyday life in the contemporary world
  • Engages a variety of readers with accessible, nontechnical language
  • Analyzes the flow of thought in passage-by-passage exposition of Old Testament books
  • Provides insightful treatment of key themes
  • Title: The Message of Esther: God Present but Unseen
  • Author: David G. Firth
  • Series: The Bible Speaks Today
  • Publisher: Inter-Varsity
  • Print Publication Date: 2010
  • Logos Release Date: 2015
  • Pages: 144
  • Era: era:contemporary
  • Language: English
  • Resources: 1
  • Format: Digital › Logos Research Edition
  • Subject: Bible. O.T. Esther › Commentaries
  • ISBN: 9781844744442
  • Resource ID: LLS:BST17ES
  • Resource Type: Bible Commentary
  • Metadata Last Updated: 2020-10-26T20:27:30Z

In the Logos edition, this volume is enhanced by amazing functionality. Important terms link to dictionaries, encyclopedias, and a wealth of other resources in your digital library. Perform powerful searches to find exactly what you’re looking for. Take the discussion with you using tablet and mobile apps. With Logos Bible Software, the most efficient and comprehensive research tools are in one place, so you get the most out of your study.

David G. Firth is Old Testament tutor and head of research at St John’s College, Nottingham, England. He is the author of 1 & 2 Samuel: Apollos Old Testament Commentary, The Message of Esther, and The Message of Joshua, and he is the coeditor of Interpreting the Psalms, Interpreting Isaiah, and Words & the Word.


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