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Ruth and Esther (The Story of God Bible Commentary)

, 2020
ISBN: 9780310490920
  • Format:Digital



A new commentary for today’s world, The Story of God Bible Commentary explains and illuminates each passage of Scripture in light of the Bible’s grand story. Its story-centric approach is ideal for pastors, students, Sunday school teachers, and laypeople alike.

Three easy-to-use sections designed to help readers live out God’s story:

  • LISTEN to the Story: Includes complete NIV text with references to other texts at work in each passage, encouraging the reader to hear it within the Bible’s grand story
  • EXPLAIN the Story: Explores and illuminates each text as embedded in its canonical and historical setting
  • LIVE the Story: Reflects on how each text can be lived today and includes contemporary stories and illustrations to aid preachers, teachers, and students

Resource Experts
  • Emphasizes the historical distance between the Bible and contemporary culture
  • Encourages discussion of how the Bible’s story can be lived today
  • Examines each book in the context of God’s story
Getting a story is about more than merely enjoying it. It means hearing it, understanding it, and above all, being impacted by it. This commentary series hopes that its readers not only hear and understand the story but are impacted by it to live in as Christian a way as possible. The editors and contributors set that table very well and open up the biblical story in ways that move us to act with sensitivity and understanding. That makes hearing the story as these authors tell it well worth the time. Well done.

—Darrell L. Bock, Dallas Theological Seminary

The Story of God Bible Commentary series invites readers to probe how the message of the text relates to our situations today. Engagingly readable, it not only explores the biblical text but offers a range of applications and interesting illustrations.

—Craig S. Keener, Asbury Theological Seminary

  • Title: Ruth, Esther
  • Author: Marion Taylor
  • Series: The Story of God Bible Commentary
  • Publisher: Zondervan
  • Print Publication Date: 2020
  • Logos Release Date: 2020
  • Pages: 247
  • Era: era:contemporary
  • Language: English
  • Resources: 1
  • Format: Digital › Logos Research Edition
  • Subjects: Bible. O.T. Ruth › Commentaries; Bible. O.T. Esther › Commentaries
  • ISBNs: 9780310490920, 9780310490906, 9780310490890
  • Resource ID: LLS:STRYGDCM08RU
  • Resource Type: Bible Commentary
  • Metadata Last Updated: 2022-05-11T21:44:41Z

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.

Raised in Toronto, Marion has been teaching Old Testament at Wycliffe since the mid-1980s. She loves teaching an introductory Old Testament course. the Old Testament. She also teaches courses on Jeremiah, Old Testament Theology, Women of the Old Testament, Bad Boys and Bad Girls of the Bible, Women Interpreters of the Bible, Psalms and the History of Old Testament Interpretation. She has recently published Let her Speak for Herself: Nineteenth-century Women Writing on Women in Genesis with Heather Weir. She has just completed a co-edited a volume of essays on nineteenth-century women interpreters with Christiana de Groot of Calvin College. Recovering Nineteenth-Century Women Interpreters will be released later this year as part of the Society of Biblical Literature’s Symposium series. She is currently preparing a biographical dictionary of women interpreters of Scripture. She has received several research grants to support her projects related to women interpreters of Scripture, most recently one from the Lilly Endowment. She is married to Glen Taylor, the other Old Testament professor at Wycliffe, and they have three teenagers and a dog. She loves to spend time reading and writing at their cottage in northern Ontario. She teaches Sunday School during the academic year and in the summer months is a lay reader in the little Anglican church on Eagle Lake. She collects nineteenth century books on the Bible written by women.


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