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Esther: “Houston, We have a Problem!”

I guess part of the reason that I love the book of Esther is that it is surrounded with so much controversy (I’m Irish, okay?).  There are so many objections to the book of Esther that it will take another … Continue reading

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Esther: God’s Hidden Providence

I’m going back to Esther and writing through the book (the same way I’m doing in John) so that I can process my study of it.  I find that things “stick” better when I think through them and have to … Continue reading

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Where is God in the book of Esther?

Short answer: Nowhere to be found…and active everywhere. One of the conundrums of the book of Esther is that there is no reference to God, prayer, worship, the synagogue, or any other evidence of interaction with the faith that the … Continue reading

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Difficulties in Esther

So I’ve been plodding slowly into the book of Esther (through the introduction and into chapter one) and what stands out in introduction after introduction to the book are the difficulties that underly it. I suppose this is to be … Continue reading

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Thinking About the Book of Esther

I began a study of the book of Esther yesterday. My choice was based on the fact that I just finished 1 Peter; I wanted to do an Old Testament study to get familiar with the Logos resources for OT … Continue reading

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