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  Ester Massoretic, Hebrew, Aramaic, JPS, Kaplan texts of Esther from the Jewish Publication Society Bible.

Torah Class    Old Testament Bible Study for a New Testament Understanding Torah is the Hebrew word for the first 5 books of the Bible and it is the foundation of the Old Testament just as the Old Testament is the foundation of the New. The Old Testament (Tanach) is the Holy Scripture that Jesus (Yeshua, in Hebrew) taught from, and His Disciples referred to, since there was no New Testament until well after the time of the Apostles that succeeded Him. The Old and New Testaments are inseparable and only when used together do we have a complete, unified, divinely-inspired Bible. Torah Class cross-references the Torah and Old Testament passages with New Testament passages to reveal their seamless continuity.

Some excellent teaching from a Hebrew perspective  Video Messages

Esther Jewish Encyclopedia

Esther text with Rashi’s commentary – Complete Jewish Bible

Esther – Expositor’s Bible Commentary

Notes on Esther  Thomas L. Constable explains how the book of Esther shows how God has remained faithful to his promises in spite of his adversaries antagonism and his people’s unfaithfulness.

New International Version (CEV) (Book of Esther) On-Line

New International Version (NIV) (Book of Esther) On-Line

New English Translation (NET) (Book of Esther) On-Line

New Revised Standard Version (NRSV) (Book of Esther) On-Line

Esther   – at Luther Seminary’s Enter the Bible. Study basics about Bible books, people, dates, places.

Esther            Wikipedia

Esther Walk Thru the Bible

Esther  – Geneva Study Bible

Esther   – Matthew Henry’s Commentary

Esther  – Wesley’s Explanatory Notes

Esther – Robert Jamieson’s Commentary Critical and Explanatory on the whole Bible

Esther- Scofield Reference Notes

Esther- Dr Bob Utley

Esther- World Wide Study Bible

Esther- Bible Note

The Book of Esther a Better Translation  


Introduction to Esther  David Malick  

Outline of Esther  David Malick  

Outline of Esther                           Robert C. Dunston

Introductory Matters Concerning Esther                    Robert C. Dunston

Outline of the Book of Esther from a Jewish Perspective

The Book of Esther from a Jewish Perspective Outline of Esther         William G. Moorehead

Persian/Jew/Jew/Persian: Levels of Irony in the Scroll of Esther         Matthew J. Klaassen

Esther: A Queen Under Control     Ray Stedman 

An Introduction to the Books of Ezra, Nehemiah and Esther     Archibald H. Sayce

Esther: a study of Divine Providence Bob Deffinbaugh explains how the Book of Esther makes a unique contribution to the understanding of this period in Israel’s history. It depicts the lives of those Jews who stayed on in Persia and focuses on those Jews who knew that God had instructed them to return to the Promised Land, but chose not to.

A Critical and Exegetical Commentary of the Book of Esther Mordecai      Jewish Enccyclopedia

Mordecai      Wikipedia

Apocryphal Book of Esther     Jewish Encyclopedia

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    Esther for Children           Three studies by    Jodi Hooper   Read about Bible Lessons 4 Kidz

  1. Esther Becomes Queen (Esther 1:1 – 2:18)  
  2. Esther’s Choice (Esther 2:19 – 5:2)
  3. God Uses Esther to Save His People (Esther 5 – 10)

Ezra, Nehemiah and Esther      Bob Utley

Esther 1 – 10 (Trust, Protection, Blessing)         David Colburn

The Authenticity and Genuineness of the Book of Esther        W. Scott Watson

The Place of Esther in the Canon of Scripture

The Book of Esther: Opus non gratum in the Christian Canon      Frederic W. Bush

Defilement of the Hands, Canonization of the Bible, and the Special Status of Esther, Ecclesiastes, and Song of Songs       Michael J. Broyde

The Historical Accuracy of Esther Post-exilic Hebrew linguistic developments in Esther: a diachronic approach     Ronald L. Bergey

Studies in the Esther narrative      Robert Gordis

Religion, wisdom and history in the Book of Esther – a new solution to an ancient crux,      Robert Gordis

Esther and Realpolitik       Haim Genizi

Esther Where Life and the Bible Meet Living in Love: Secrets from Bible Marriages                      Richard L Strauss

Holy Disobedience in Esther Karol Jakowski looks at the disobedient characters in the Book of Esther, Queen Vashti, Mordecai, and Esther herself, in an attempt to discern critical elements that influence their decisions and actions.

Probing Moral Ambiguity: Grappling with Ethical Portraits in the Hebrew Story of Esther     Charles D. Harvey

Contesting Authority: the Greek Versions of Esther as Resistance Literature      Brian Carmany

Esther: A Study of Divine Providence Esther Placed in a Positon  of Prominence Ancient Storytelling and the Book of Esther

Literary Themes in Esther

The Theology of the Book of Esther

Preaching Subversively: The Book of Esther as a Homiletical Model  Lee Beach

Esther: Praching from a Neglected Text       John Kendall

From Jezebel to Esther: Fashioning Images of Queenship in the Hebrew Bible       Helena Zlotnick

Esther and the Future of the Commentary      David J.A. Clines

“In the fortress Shushan lived a Jew”      Moshe Bar-Asher

The Politics of Esther and Mordecai: Courage or Compromise?      Ronald W. Pierce

Esther: A Woman of Faith and Courage Donna Butler examines the remarkable example of faith and encouragement that can be found in the life of Esther.

The Pendulum Is Never Static: Jesus Sira to Jesus Christ on Women in the Light of Judith, Susanna and LXX Esther      Pierre Jordaan

Esther Mordecai Housman: A conceptual Jewish translation of the book of Esther.

Where God is Not: The Book of Esther and Song of Songs      David R. Blumenthal

The Feminine Unconventional: Four Subversive Figures in Israel’s Tradition   Andre LaCocque

A Feminist’s Look at Esther      Rivkah Lubitch

Persian/Jew/Jew/Persian: Levels of Irony in the Scroll of Esther   Matthew J. Klaassen

Persian names in Esther and the reliability of the Hebrew text      Alan R. Millard

The Bold and the Biblical   Deborah Belonick

Reading Esther from Left to Right   David Clines 

In Quest of the Historical Mordecai    David Clines

On the Third Day Esther Put on Her Queen’s Robes The Symbolic Function of Clothing in the Book of Esther   Jopie Siebert-Hommes

The Pendulum Is Never Static: Jesus Sira to Jesus Christ on Women in the Light of Judith, Susanna and LXX Esther    Pierre Jordaan

Esther and Realpolitik   Haim Genizi

From Jezebel to Esther: Fashioning Images of Queenship in the Hebrew Bible   Helena Zlotnick

In the fortress Shushan lived a Jew    Moshe Bar-Asher

The Book of Esther: Opus non gratum in the Christian Canon   Frederic W. Bush

Toward the Ur-Text of Esther Lisbeth Fried 

Esther The Jewish Encyclopedia

Esther   Arthur McMahon, The Catholic Encyclopedia

Mordecai  The Jewish Encyclopedia

Restoration of Israel                               Bill McRae

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