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Esther and Ruth (Reformed Expository Commentary | REC)

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Does God help those who help themselves? That may seem to be the message of the books of Esther and Ruth. Some think that Ruth’s attractiveness won over Naomi and Boaz, or that Esther’s bold faithfulness saved her people. But a closer reading shows an embittered Naomi to have abandoned the Promised Land and God’s people, and Esther to have become thoroughly assimilated to the culture and values of Persian society.

In Esther, God works in invisible ways to save his people. In Ruth, God’s grace comes to Naomi unexpectedly, and with it, a depiction of redemption for her people. In both books, a gracious and sovereign God works through flawed individuals—unable even to help themselves—to rescue his people and prepare for the coming of Christ.

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  • Explores the sovereignty of God in Esther and Ruth
  • Discusses how God works through flawed individuals to provide redemption
  • Offers material well suited for pastors and students
An amazing commentary! Rarely does an expositor demonstrate such virtuosity. But Iain Duguid brings it all together: a specialist’s knowledge of the Hebrew text and culture, a preacher’s eye for theme and structure, a pastor’s skill in nuanced application, a theologian’s grasp of Christ-centered theology (that would make Geerhard Vos smile), and a wordsmith’s attention to language and lingering metaphor. Duguid’s Esther and Ruth will elevate and inspire generations of readers and preachers.

R. Kent Hughes, pastor, College Church, Wheaton, IL

This exposition of Esther and Ruth is a ‘honeycomb, sweet to the soul and healing to the bones.’ The author gives us a good dose of healing theology in a most relevant manner. From now on I will require my students to read this engaging commentary for their edification and delight.

Bruce K. Waltke, professor of Old Testament, Reformed Theological Seminary

  • Title: Esther and Ruth
  • Author: Iain M. Duguid
  • Series: Reformed Expository Commentary
  • Publisher: P&R Publishing
  • Print Publication Date: 2005
  • Logos Release Date: 2014
  • Pages: 200
  • Era: era:contemporary
  • Language: English
  • Resources: 1
  • Format: Digital › Logos Research Edition
  • Subjects: Bible. O.T. Esther › Commentaries; Bible. O.T. Ruth › Commentaries
  • Resource ID: LLS:REC17ES
  • Resource Type: Bible Commentary
  • Metadata Last Updated: 2020-11-17T15:36:43Z

Iain M. Duguid (PhD, University of Cambridge) is professor of Old Testament at Grove City College and pastor of Christ Presbyterian Church in Grove City, Pennsylvania. He has also served as a missionary in Liberia, taught at Reformed Seminary and Westminster Seminary California, and planted churches in Fallbrook, California, and Oxford, England. Some of Duguid's other work includes books such as Living in the Gap Between Promise and Reality and Hero of Heroes, as well as commentaries on Ezekiel, Daniel, Ruth, Esther and more. He was a translator for the Holman Christian Standard Version of the Bible and is a contributor to the New Living Translation Study Bible, the HCSV Study Bible and the ESV Study Bible. He and his wife Barb have five children.

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