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The Oxford Bible Commentary Line-by-line commentary for the New Revised Standard Version Bible.



Berg, S. B. (1979), The Book of Esther: Motifs, Themes, and Structures, SBLDS 44 (Missoula, Mont.: Scholars Press).

Bronner, L. L. (1994), From Eve to Esther: Rabbinic Reconstructions of Biblical Women, Gender and the Biblical Tradition, 4 (Louisville, Ky.: Westminster/John Knox).

Clines, D. J. A. (1984), The Esther Scroll: The Story of the Story, JSOTSup 30 (Sheffield: JSOT).

———(1988), ‘Esther’, HBC, 387–94.

Crawford, S. A. W. (1989), ‘Esther: A Feminine Model for the Jewish Diaspora’, in Peggy L. Day (ed.), Gender and Difference (Philadelphia: Fortress), 161–77.

———(1992), ‘Esther’, in Carol A. Newsom and Sharon H. Ringe (eds.), The Women's Bible Commentary (Knoxville, Ten.: Westminster John Knox).

Day, L. (1995), Three Faces of a Queen: Characterization in the Book of Esther, JSOTSup 186 (Sheffield: JSOT).

Fox, M. V. (1990), The Redaction of the Book of Esther (Atlanta: Scholars Press).

Fuchs, E. (1982), ‘Status and Role of Female Heroines in the Biblical Narrative’, Mankind Quarterly, 23:149–60.

Gendler, M. (1976), ‘The Restoration of Vashti’, in Elizabeth Koltun (ed.), The Jewish Woman: New Perspectives (New York: Schocken Books), 241–47.

Hallo, W. W. (1983), ‘The First Purim’, BA 46: 19–29.

Hoglund, K. (1992), Achaemenid Imperial Administration in Syria-Palestine and the Missions of Ezra and Nehemiah, SBLDS 125 (Atlanta: Scholars Press).

Humphreys, W. L. (1973), ‘A Lifestyle for Diaspora: A Study of the Tales of Esther and David’, JBL 92: 211–23.

LaCocque, A. (1990), The Feminine Unconventional: Four Subversive Figures in Israel's Tradition (Minneapolis: Fortress).

Meinhold, A. (1969), Die Diasporanovelle—eine alttestamentliche Gattung, Th.D. diss., Ernst-Moritz-Arndt Universität, Greifswald.

———(1975–6) ‘Die Gattung der Josephsgeschichte und des Estherbuches: Diasporanovelle, I, II’, ZAW 87: 306–24; 88: 79–83.

Moore, C. A. (1971), Esther: A New Translation with Introduction and Commentary. AB 7B.

———(1992), ‘Esther, Book of’, ABD 2. 633–43.

Niditch, S. and Doran, R. (1977), ‘The Success Story of the Wise Courtier: A Formal Approach’, JBL 92: 179–93.

Paton, L. B. (1908), A Critical and Exegetical Commentary on the Book of Esther, ICC (Edinburgh: T. & T. Clark).

Smith, D. L. (1989), The Religion of the Landless: The Sociology of the Babylonian Exile (Bloomington, Ind.: Meyer-Stone).

Talmon, S. (1963), ‘Wisdom in the Book of Esther’, VT 13: 419–55.

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