Esther – Karen Jobes – NIV Application Commentary

NIV Application Commentary EstherKaren H. Jobes is the author of the Esther volume in the NIV Application Commentary series.

Though Jobes’ exegesis of Esther is sound, this commentary has been well-reviewed for its theological insight and application sections.

Esther’s story is without doubt both an inspiration and one of the great teaching resources of the church.

But what is the key to unlocking the great lessons of Esther?

It is this: Read correctly, the lead character of the book of Esther is not even Esther.

The lead character is God.

The story of Esther is perfect inspiration for us when we find ourselves in situations we never sought, never planned for, and don’t think we have the gifts to succeed in handling. It tells us what to do—trust these situations to the Lord and move on.

Karen H. Jobes (Ph.D., Westminster) is assistant professor of New Testament studies at Westmont College in Santa Barbara, CA, and the author of The Alpha Text of Esther. [1]

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