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A Handbook on the Hebrew Text
By John Screnock and Robert D. Holmstedt
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.
"Screnock and Holmstedt’s thorough analysis of the Hebrew text offers readers an astute study of the linguistic trees that does not lose sight of the textual forest. Students and scholars alike will benefit from their informed comments on the forms and use of the language, and from the connections they make to Esther’s context, composition, and stylistic features."
—L. Daniel Hawk, Professor of Old Testament, Ashland Theological Seminary
"As an aid to understanding how the Hebrew in the book of Esther functions, and how the linguistic structures contribute to the book’s meaning, this compact volume is worth its weight in gold."
—D.W. Rooke, Journal for the Study of the Old Testament
“This handy volume, part of the Baylor Handbook on the Hebrew Bible series, offers students of Biblical Hebrew a translation and exhaustive word-by-word morphological analysis of the MT of Esther.”
—Gerald A. Klingbeil, Bulletin for Biblical Research
"[Esther] is a helpful guide through the Hebrew text of the book of Esther. Dividing the narrative into four parts, each with its own set of episodes, Screnock and Holmstedt carefully pick their way through the grammar, morphology, and syntax of nearly every clause and phrase of the book."
—Kurtis Peters, The Expository Times
John Screnock is the Kennicott Fellow in Hebrew at the University of Oxford.
Robert D. Holmstedt is Associate Professor of Ancient Hebrew and Northwest Semitics at the University of Toronto.
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Books in Series:
Baylor Handbook on the Hebrew Bible
Amos - A Handbook on the Hebrew Text
Deuteronomy 1-11 - A Handbook on the Hebrew Text
Esther - A Handbook on the Hebrew Text
Genesis 1-11 - A Handbook on the Hebrew Text
Genesis 37-50 - A Handbook on the Hebrew Text
Haggai and Zechariah 1-8 - A Handbook on the Hebrew Text
Jonah - A Handbook on the Hebrew Text
Malachi - A Handbook on the Hebrew Text
Qoheleth - A Handbook on the Hebrew Text
Ruth - A Handbook on the Hebrew Text