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Book or monograph Edith Lubetski & Meir Lubetski, The Book of Esther: A Classified Bibliography. Sheffield Phoenix Press, 2008. Hbk. ISBN 978-1-905048-33-5. pp.288. {Amazon.com}

Introductions

Book or monograph Sandra B. Berg, The Book of Esther: Motifs, Themes, and Structure. Society of Biblical Literature Dissertation Series 44. Missoula: Scholars, 1979. Pbk. ISBN: 0891302794. {Amazon.com}
Book or monograph E. Bickerman, Four Strange Books of the Bible. Shocken, 1967.
Book or monograph Fox: Character and Ideology in the Book of EstherMichael V. Fox, Character and Ideology in the Book of Esther, 2nd edn. Grand Rapids: Wm. B. Eerdmans Publishing Company, 2001. Pbk. ISBN: 0802848818. pp.352. {CBD} {Amazon.com}
On-line Resource Archibald H. Sayce [1845-1933], An Introduction to the Books of Ezra, Nehemiah and Esther, 5th edn., 1910. London: The Religious Tract Society, 1885. [This material is in the Public Domain]

Commentaries

Book or monograph Baldwin: EstherJoyce G. Baldwin, Esther, Tyndale Old Testament Commentaries. Leicester: IVP, 1984. Pbk. ISBN: 0851118402. {CBD} {Amazon.com} [Read Alan Millard's ReviewView in PDF format pdf ]
Book or monograph David J.A. Clines, Ezra, Nehemiah, Esther. New Century Bible. Sheffield Academic Press, 1984. Pbk. ISBN: 0551011181. pp.362. {Amazon.com}
Book or monograph Israel Among the Nations : A Commentary on the Books of Nahum and Obadiah and EstherR..J. Coggins & S.P. Re'emi, Nahum, Obadiah, Esther: Israel Among the Nations. International Theological Commentary. Grand Rapids: Eerdmans, 1985. Pbk. ISBN: 0802800483. pp.140. {CBD} {Amazon.com}
Book or monograph W.J. Fuerst, The Books of Ruth, Esther, Ecclesiastes, the Song of Songs, Lamentations. Cambridge Bible Commentary. Cambridge, 1975. pp.267.
Book or monograph Jobes: EstherKaren H. Jobes, Esther. NIV Application Commentary. Grand Rapids: Zondervan, 1999. Hbk. ISBN: 0310206723. pp.256. {CBD} {Amazon.com}
Book or monograph Knute Larson, Kathy Dahlen & Max Anders, Ezra, Nehemiah, Esther. Holman Old Testament Commentary. Broadman & Holman Publishers, 2005. Hbk. ISBN: 0805494693. pp.400. {CBD} {Amazon.com}
Book or monograph Esther: LevensonJon Douglas Levenson, Esther. Old Testament Library. Philadelphia: Westminster John Knox Press, 1997. Hbk. ISBN: 0664220932. pp.152. {CBD} {Amazon.com}
Book or monograph McConville: Ezra, Nehemiah and EstherJ.G. McConville, Ezra, Nehemiah and Esther. Daily Study Bible. Westminster, 1985. Pbk. ISBN: 0664245838. pp.197. {CBD} {Amazon.com}
Book or monograph Murphy: The Wisdom LiteratureCarey A. Moore, Daniel, Esther, and Jeremiah: The Additions . The Anchor Bible, Vol. 44. New York: Doubleday, 1971. Hbk. ISBN: 0385047029. pp.118. {CBD} {Amazon.com}
Book or monograph Murphy: Wisdom Literature: Job, Proverbs, Ruth, Canticles, Ecclesiastes, and EstherRoland Edmund Murphy, Wisdom Literature: Job, Proverbs, Ruth, Canticles, Ecclesiastes, and Esther. Forms of Old Testament Literature. Grand Rapids: Eerdmans, 1981. Pbk. ISBN: 0802818773. pp.185. {Amazon.com}
On-line Resource Charles Simeon, Horae Homileticae or Discourses Digested Into One Continued Series and Forming a Commentary, Upon Every Book of the Old and New Testament, Vol. 4: First of Chronicles to Job, 6th edn. London: Henry G., Bohn, 1844. pp.297-307.View in PDF format pdf [This material is in the Public Domain]
On-line Resource Ezra, Nehemiah and Esther (Bob Utley)View in PDF format pdf

Other Subjects

Article in Journal or Book B.W. Anderson, "The Place of Esther in the Christian Bible," Journal of Religion 30 (1950): 32-43.
Article in Journal or Book Anonymous, "A New Clue in the Dating of the Composition of the Book of Esther," Vetus Testamentum 50.4 (2000): 561-565. [Abstract]
Book or monograph Sandra Beth Berg, Book of Esther: Motifs, Themes and Structure. Missoula, MT: Scholars Press, 1982. Pbk. ISBN: 0891302794. pp.219. {Amazon.com}
On-line Resource Ronald L. Bergey, "Post-exilic Hebrew linguistic developments in Esther: a diachronic approach," Journal of the Evangelical Theological Society 31.2 (June 1988): 161-168. View in PDF format pdf
Article in Journal or Book Adele Berlin, "The Book of Esther and Ancient Storytelling," Journal of Biblical Literature 120.1 (2001): 3-14.
On-line Resource Frederic W. Bush, "The Book of Esther: Opus non gratum in the Christian Canon," Bulletin for Biblical Research 8 (1998): 39-54.
Book or monograph David J.A. Clines, The Esther Scroll. Journal for Old Testament Studies Supplement 30. Sheffield: JSOT, 1984. Pbk. ISBN: 0905774671. pp.260. {Amazon.com}
Article in Journal or Book Iain Duguid, "But did they Live Happily Ever After? The Eschatology of the Book of Esther," Westminster Theological Journal 68.1 (Spring 2006): 85-98.
Book or monograph Sidnie White Crawford & Leonard J. Greenspoon, eds., The Book of Esther in Modern Research. Sheffield: Continuum International Publishing Group - Sheffield Academic Press, 2003. Hbk. ISBN: 082646663X. pp.370. {Amazon.com}
Article in Journal or Book A.D. Friedberg & V. DeCaen, "Dating the Composition of the Book of Esther, A Response to Larsson," Vetus Testamentum 53.3 (2003): 427-429.
Article in Journal or Book Robert Gordis [1908-1992], "Religion, Wisdom and History in the Book of Esther," Journal of Biblical Literature 100 (1981): 359-88.
On-line Resource Robert Gordis [1908-1992], "Studies in the Esther narrative," Journal of Biblical Literature 95.1 (March 1976): 43-58.View in PDF format pdf [Reproduced by kind permission of the copyright holder]
On-line Resource Robert Gordis [1908-1992], "Religion, wisdom and history in the Book of Esther - a new solution to an ancient crux," Journal of Biblical Literature 100.3 (Sept. 1981): 359-388.View in PDF format pdf [Reproduced by kind permission of the copyright holder]
Article in Journal or Book W.W. Hallo, "The First Purim," Biblical Archaeologist 46 (1983): 19-26.
On-line Resource Charles D. Harvey, "Probing Moral Ambiguity: Grappling with Ethical Portraits in the Hebrew Story of Esther," Southern Baptist Journal of Theology 2.3 (Fall 1998): 56-77.
Article in Journal or Book B.W. Jones, "Two Misconceptions about the Book of Esther," Catholic Bibkical Quarterly 39 (1977): 171-81.
Article in Journal or Book B.W. Jones, "The So-Called Appendix to the Book of Esther," Semitics 6 (1978): 36-43.
On-line Resource John Kendall, "Esther: Praching from a Neglected Text," Foundations 27 (Autumn 1991): 19-24.View in PDF format pdf
Article in Journal or Book Robert J. Littman, "The Religious Policy of Xerxes and the Book of Esther," Jewish Quarterly Review 65 (January 1975): 145-55.
Article in Journal or Book J.A. Loader, "Esther as a Novel with Different Levels of Meaning," Zeitschrift für die alttestamentliche Wissenschaft 90 (1978): 417-21.
On-line Resource Alan R. Millard, "Persian names in Esther and the reliability of the Hebrew text," Journal of Biblical Literature 96.4 (Dec. 1977): 481-488.View in PDF format pdf [Reproduced by permission of the current copyright holder]
Article in Journal or Book C.A. Moore, "Archaeology and the Book of Esther," Biblical Archaeologist 38 (1975): 62-79.
Article in Journal or Book Myles Nolan, "Esther in the New Testament," Proceedings of the Irish Biblical Association 15 (1992): 60-65.
On-line Resource Ronald W. Pierce, "The Politics of Esther and Mordecai: Courage or Compromise?" Bulletin for Biblical Research 2 (1992): 75-89.
Article in Journal or Book William H. Shea, "Esther and History," Andrews University Seminary Studies 14 (1976): 227-46.View in PDF format pdf
Article in Journal or Book Shemaryahu Talmon, "'Wisdom' in the Book of Esther," Vetus Testamentum 13 (1963): 419-55.
Article in Journal or Book T.C.G. Thornton, "The Crucifixion of Haman and the Scandal of the Cross," Journal of Theological Studies 37 (1986): 419-26.
Article in Journal or Book William Vischer, "The Book of Esther," Evangelical Quarterly 11 (January 1939): 3-21.
On-line Resource W. Scott Watson, "The Authenticity and Genuineness of the Book of Esther," The Princeton Theological Review 1.1 (1903): 62-74. View in PDF format pdf
Article in Journal or Book Michael G. Wechsler, "Shadow and Fulfillment in the Book of Esther," Bibliotheca Sacra 154: 615 (1997): 275-284.
Article in Journal or Book J .Stafford Wright, "The Historicity of the Book of Esther," John Barton Payne, ed. New Perspectives on the Old Testament. Word, 1970. Hbk. pp.37-47.
Article in Journal or Book Edwin M. Yamauchi, "Archaeological Backgrounds of the Exilic and Postexilic Era. Part 2: The Archaeological Background of Esther," Bibliotheca Sacra 137: 546 (1980): 99-112.
Article in Journal or Book R. Zadok, "On the Historical Background of the Book of Esther," Bible Notes 24 (1984): 18-23.

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