Esther: The Hidden Hand of God

The Book of Esther is an intriguing work in the Old Testament canon. It is known for its ironic narrative and theological subtlety. The name of God is not mentioned in the entire book, an omission that has caused debate about its place in Holy Scripture. In my view, the absence of the divine name […]

Esther and the Hidden Hand of God

When the Old Testament canon was being formed there was a debate over whether or not Esther should be included. The main reason some questioned the divine authorship of this book was because there is no explicit mention of God anywhere in the story. The very thing that caused some to question the authenticity of […]