Designed to strengthen the global church with a widely accessible, theologically sound, and pastorally wise resource for understanding and applying the overarching storyline of the Bible, this commentary series features the full text of the ESV Bible passage by passage, with crisp and theologically rich exposition and application. Editors Iain M. Duguid, James M. Hamilton Jr., and Jay Sklar have gathered a team of experienced pastor-theologians to provide a new generation of pastors and other teachers of the Bible around the world with a globally minded commentary series rich in biblical theology and broadly Reformed doctrine, making the message of redemption found in all of Scripture clear and available to all.
“The central theological theme of the book of Esther is the deliverance of God’s people—and not just their deliverance, but the complete and total reversal of their plight.” (Page 243)
“A second difficulty in reading Esther is the moral ambiguity of its heroes and the violence in the story” (Page 248)
“But a deeper goal exists. In abandoning the covenant, God’s people had abandoned their priestly role” (Page 31)
“So we built the wall’ provides a somewhat abrupt summation to the prior material, emphasizing that the work progresses to ‘half its height’ in a seeming act of willful, God-trusting defiance.” (Page 154)
“But this is not personal vengeance. They have provoked God himself91 by mocking his people, and Nehemiah leaves vindication of God’s flock in God’s hands.” (Page 154)
The ESV Expository Commentary series will be a welcome addition to the toolbox of those who are committed to expounding the inerrant and infallible Word of God. It is biblically sound, theologically faithful, and practically helpful. I look forward to using it in my own preaching and teaching ministry.
—Daniel L. Akin, President, Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary
The ESV Expository Commentary series is one of the best, most useful building blocks for a Bible teacher’s basic library. Readily accessible to lay readers and at the same time sufficiently learned to assist experienced expositors, this twelve-volume set seems destined to become a standard Bible reference tool for serious students of Scripture around the world.
—Philip Graham Ryken, President, Wheaton College
The ESV Expository Commentary series is truly a treasure of outstanding biblical exposition and thoughtful biblical theology. Not only will readers find high-quality scholarship, but they will discover a readable, accessible, and well-designed commentary. Pastors, Bible teachers, and interested students will find this excellent resource to be an incredibly helpful and trustworthy guide. Highly recommended!
—David S. Dockery, Chancellor, Trinity Evangelical Divinity School
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Iain M. Duguid (PhD, University of Cambridge) is professor of Old Testament at Westminster Theological Seminary and the pastor of Christ Presbyterian Church in Glenside, Pennsylvania. He has also served as a missionary in Liberia, taught at Westminster Seminary California and Grove City College, and planted churches in Pennsylvania, California, and England.
James M. Hamilton Jr. (PhD, The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary) is professor of biblical theology at the Southern Baptist Theological Seminary and preaching pastor at Kenwood Baptist Church. He is the author of God’s Glory in Salvation through Judgment and the Revelation volume in the Preaching the Word commentary series.
Jay Sklar has led youth and children’s ministries in both church and camp settings and is a frequent speaker at church and college events. Dr. Sklar has a keen interest in developing theological education overseas, serving on the Seminary’s International Partnerships Committee and teaching overseas. Dr. Sklar’s doctoral studies focused on the theology of sin, impurity, sacrifice, and atonement in the Old Testament sacrificial system, resulting in the book Sin, Impurity, Sacrifice, Atonement: The Priestly Conceptions. Dr. Sklar also served as a partial contributor and editor of Leviticus notes for the ESV Study Bible.