Ruth, Esther

Frederic Bush

Ruth, Esther
Ruth, Esther

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Series: Word Biblical Commentary
Categories: Esther Ruth
Tags: Technical


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4.63 out of 5 based on 10 user ratings
Graham Ware May 29, 2018 5 5
Having read Jobes' commentary on Esther, and loving it, I wanted to add a more technical commentary for the detailed linguistic and historical bits. Bush was highly recommended, and has not disappointed. I haven't done much at all with the Ruth portion, but the little I have checked is solid. Strong on history, as well as theology. Avoids lengthy speculation about redactions, sources, dating, etc. though not completely uninterested in such discussion. Thorough, but still very usable for various audiences; pastors, upper level students, scholars.
Tim Challies August 21, 2013 4.8 5
This commentary is significantly more technical than the others in the list, and a little more philosophical. Yet it is also very thorough and very helpful. Like Duguid’s commentary, this one covers both Ruth and Esther together. It will prove significantly more technical than the others in the list, and a little more philosophical. Yet it is also said to be very thorough and very helpful, especially for pastors preparing sermons on this book. [Full Review]
John Glynn September 20, 2008 5 5
John Glynn September 20, 2008 5 5
Jim Rosscup September 20, 2008 5 5
For those seeking a more extensive commentary on the book of Esther, Frederic Bush's work in the WBC series is a good place to start. Although a bit too technical for most readers, it will be of benefit to seminary students and others doing in-depth study of the text. [Full Review]
An extensive, if somewhat technical, commentary on the Book of Ruth, but one well worth consulting. [Full Review]
An Evangelical scholar of the Bible and Ancient Near East brings his knowledge to these two books. [Full Review]
Denver Seminary Journal June 16, 2008 4 5
An Evangelical scholar of the Bible and Ancient Near East brings his knowledge to these two books. [Full Review]
Tremper Longman, III May 20, 2008 5 5

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