by Peter H. W. Lau

The Asia Bible Commentary Series empowers Christian believers in Asia to read the Bible from within their respective contexts. Holistic in its approach to the text, each exposition of the biblical books combines exegesis and application. The ultimate goal is to strengthen the Body of Christ in Asia by providing pastoral and contextual exposition of every book of the Bible.

Set in Persia, the book of Esther seems to show little interest in the temple, the Promised Land, prayer or other signs of the Israelite religion. Most peculiarly for a book of the Bible, there is no explicit mention of God! Yet there are many similarities with the setting of Esther and situations in Asia today, which open ways for God to speak into present realities. This commentary examines the book of Esther in its original context, and considers how to interpret and apply it in light of the rest of Scripture – both the Old Testament and the New.


About the Author

PETER H. W. LAU first trained as a medical doctor before getting a MDiv from Sydney Missionary and Bible College, New South Wales, Australia, and a PhD in Old Testament from the University of Sydney. He has been lecturing at Seminari Theoloji Malaysia, Seremban, Malaysia, since 2010. He has also authored books on Ruth, Ezekiel and Psalms and serves as the Old Testament Review Editor for Themelios.

Book Information

  • Author: Peter H. W. Lau
  • ISBN: 9781783685059
  • Category: Other Commentaries
  • Region: Asia
  • Publisher: Langham Publishing
  • Publishing Date: 09/30/2018
  • Number of Pages: 152



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