Esther and Ruth
Westminster John Knox Press, 1 בינו׳ 2003 - 94 עמודים
In classic Interpretation Bible Studies style, Patricia Tull leads the reader through a ten-session study of the entire Old Testament books of Esther, with its stories of faithfulness, courage, and survival, and the ethical questions posed by its ending, and Ruth, with its themes of community, loyalty, and friendship.
Interpretation Bible Studies (IBS) offers solid biblical content in a creative study format. Forged in the tradition of the celebrated Interpretation commentary series, IBS makes the same depth of biblical insight available in a dynamic, flexible, and user-friendly resource. Designed for adults and older youth, Interpretation Bible Studies can be used in small groups, in church school classes, in large group presentations, or in personal study.
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... we still need them so very much. Stories of biblical women whose efforts are
met by divine cooperation and community affirmation inspire hope for
contemporary women, hope that even if women's lives are constrained by what
Carol Bechtel ...
If readers are tempted both to laugh and cry as Esther unfolds, they are following
the author's lead. As Carol Bechtel says of the story's dark humor, "We not only
laugh until we cry; we laugh so that we will not cry" (Bechtel, 26). The dangers in
As Bechtel notes, 127 provinces is about a hundred more than historians give the
kings of Persia credit for. Such a clear exaggeration would have signaled to
earliest readers that the story was opening not with factual reportage but with a ...
See Moore, Esther, xxxiv-xlvi; and Bechtel, Esther, 2-4. About literary criticism of
the Bible? See Adele Berlin, Poetics and Interpretation of Biblical Narrative (
Sheffield: Almond Press, 1 983); Robert Alter, The Art of Biblical Narrative (New
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