Discussing the date, authorship, canonicity, chronology, and the original Hebrew text, Streane then provides a compelling verse-by-verse exegesis of Esther. Ending this resource are notes on The Feast of Purim, Haggada, and specimens of the first and second Targums on Esther.
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—Church Sunday School Magazine
Annesley William Streane was a Fellow of Corpus Christi College, Cambridge.