Esther: A Handbook on the Hebrew Text

Esther: A Handbook on the Hebrew Text

By: Robert D. Holmstedt (author), John Screnock (author)Paperback

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This handbook in the Baylor Handbook on the Hebrew Bible series provides students of Hebrew with the translation of Esther paired with an exhaustive word by word morphological analysis of the text. Through careful syntactic and textual investigation, Holmstedt and Screnock bring to life one of the most loved biblical books. Esther enables a linguistic understanding of the Old Testament Hebrew text through solid contextual interpretation.

About Author

Robert D. Holmstedt is Assistant Professor in the Department of Near and Middle Eastern Civilizations at the University of Toronto, where he teaches ancient Hebrew and Northwest Semitic languages.


Acknowledgments Introduction Part I: Esther Becomes Queen of Persia (1:1-2:23) Episode 1--Vashti's Downfall (1:1-22) 1: The King's Banquet (1:1-9) 2: Vashti's Removal (1:10-22) Episode 2--Esther is Chosen as Queen (2:1-23) 1: Ahashverosh Seeks a Replacement for Vashti (2:1-4) 2: Esther Wins the King's Favor (2:5-20) 3: Mordecai Saves the King (2:21-23) Part II: Haman and Mordecai in Conflict (3:1-7:10) Episode 1--The Rise of Haman (3:1-15) 1: Haman's Rage against Mordecai and the Jews (3:1-7) 2: Haman's Plot (3:8-15) Episode 2--Mordecai's Response (4:1-17) 1: Mordecai and the Jews Lament Haman's Plot (4:1-3) 2: Mordecai Convinces Esther to Intercede (4:4-17) Episode 3--Esther's Plan (5:1-8) 1: Esther Invites the King and Haman to a Banquet (5:1-4) 2: Esther Issues a Second Invitation (5:5-8) Episode 4--Haman's Plan Implodes (5:9-6:14) 1: Haman's Hubris (5:9-14) 2: Mordecai's Fortunes Reversed (6:1-10) 3: The Rise of Mordecai (6:11-14) Episode 5--The End of Haman (7:1-10) 1: Esther's Banquet (7:1-8) 2: Haman's Death (7:9-10) Part III: The Jews and the Peoples in Conflict (8:1-9:32) Episode 1--A Plan to Save the Jews (8:1-17) 1: The King Empowers Mordecai and Esther (8:1-8) 2: The Conter-edict Is Issued (8:9-17) Episode 2--The Jews Prevail (9:1-19) 1: The First Day of Fighting (9:1-10) 2: The Second Day of Fighting (9:11-19) Episode 3--The Jews' Victory Commemorated and Reprised (9:20-32) 1: Mordecai Establishes the Festival (9:20-25) 2: The Festival and Lots (Purim) (9:26-28) 3: Esther and Mordecai Confirm the Festival (9:29-32) Part IV: Epilogue (10:1-3) Appendix A: Numeral Syntax in Esther Appendix B: Bergey's Features for Diachronic Analysis Appendix C: Glossary of Linguistic Issues Bibliography Index of Linguistic Issues

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  • ISBN13: 9781602586789
  • Format: Paperback
  • Number Of Pages: 303
  • ID: 9781602586789
  • weight: 330
  • ISBN10: 1602586780

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