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.
This product can be purchased individually, or as part of the following sets:
Baylor Handbook on the Hebrew Bible (10 Vols.) - BHHB
Baylor Handbook on the Greek New Testament and Hebrew Old Testament (25 Vols.) - BHGNT & BHHB
"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, Expository Times
"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
"The authors bring the latest linguistic research on diachronic study of the Hebrew Bible, valency, and the relative clause, to name just a few, to an accessible format that serves the novice as well as the expert."
— Ethan C. Jones, Review of Biblical Literature
is the Kennicott Fellow in Hebrew at the University of Oxford.
Robert D. Holmstedt
is Professor of Biblical Hebrew and Northwest Semitic Languages at the University of Toronto.