Esther: Introduction From the New American Bible

Esther From the NIV Bible: author and date, purpose, themes and literary features, and outline

Esther The text of Esther along with the commentary by the 11th-century rabbi Rashi

Esther iTanakh's collection of links, courtesy of R. Christopher Heard of Milligan College

Contesting Authority: the Greek Versions of Esther as Resistance Literature By Brian Carmany, Chicago Theological Seminary in The Journal of the Orthodox Center for the Advancement of Biblical Studies, 2009

The Pendulum Is Never Static: Jesus Sira to Jesus Christ on Women in the Light of Judith, Susanna and LXX Esther By Pierre Jordaan in HTS Teologiese Studies/Theological Studies, 2009

Preaching Subversively: The Book of Esther as a Homiletical Model By Lee Beach in McMaster Journal of Theology and Ministry, vol 10, 2008-2009

Characterizing Esther from the Outset: The Contribution of the Story in Esther 2:120 By Jonathan Jacobs, Journal of Hebrew Scriptures, 2008

The Power of Anger: Tiptoeing Around Xerxes By Robin Gallaher Branch, Crichton College, 2007

Esther and Realpolitik By Prof. Haim Genizi, Department of World History, Bar- Ilan University in Ramat Gan, Israel, 2005

The Symbolic Function of Clothing in the Book of Esther By Jopie Siebert-Hommes, lectio difficilior, 2002

If Esther had not been that beautiful: dealing with a hidden God in the Book of Esther - Hebrew By Sabine M.L. Van Den Eynde, Biblical Theology Bulletin, Winter, 2001

From Jezebel to Esther: Fashioning Images of Queenship in the Hebrew Bible By Helena Zlotnick in Biblica, 2001

"In the fortress Shushan lived a Jew" By Prof. Moshe Bar-Asher, Dept. of Hebrew Language, Hebrew University, Jerusalem, 2000

Toward the Ur-Text of Esther By Lisbeth Fried, Journal for the Study of the Old Testament, 2000

The Book of Esther: Opus non gratum in the Christian Canon By Frederic W. Bush, Fuller Theological Seminary, Bulletin for Biblical Research, 1998

Defilement of the Hands, Canonization of the Bible, and the Special Status of Esther, Ecclesiastes, and Song of Songs By Michael J. Broyde in Judaism, Winter 1995

Where God Is Not: The Book of Esther and Song of Songs By David R. Blumenthal in Judaism, Winter 1995

A Feminist's Look at Esther By Rivkah Lubitch in Judaism, Fall 1993

The Politics of Esther and Mordecai: Courage or Compromise? By Ronald W. Pierce in Bulletin for Biblical Research, 1992

Holy Disobedience in Esther By Karol Jackowski in Theology Today, 1989

In Quest of the Historical Mordecai By David J. A. Clines, published in On the Way to the Postmodern: Old Testament Essays 19671998, Volume 1

Reading Esther from Left to Right Contemporary Strategies for Reading a Biblical Text By David J. A. Clines, published in On the Way to the Postmodern: Old Testament Essays 19671998, Volume 1

Esther By Emil G. Hirsch, John Dyneley Prince and Solomon Schechter in The Jewish Encyclopedia, 1910

Esther By Arthur McMahon, The Catholic Encyclopedia, 1909

Mordecai By Isidore Singer, M. Seligsohn and Wilhelm Bacher in the Jewish Encyclopedia, 1906

Apocryphal Book of Esther By Emil G. Hirsch and Carl Siegfried in The Jewish Encyclopedia, 1906

Esther: Blueprint for a Sacred Carnival By Adele Berlin, from The JPS Bible Commentary: Esther

Esther Resources from Early Jewish Writings

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