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Women in Scripture and History: Esther, Mutuality, and the Gospel with Dr. Karen H. Jobes

By: Kimberly Dickson, Amber Burgess, Karen H. Jobes | March 22, 2024

Kim Dickson and Amber Burgess interview Dr. Karen H. Jobes about Esther. As a lifetime teaching professor, Dr. Jobes skillfully explains the academic complexities of Esther in a way that brings her listeners along to understand the significance of Esther’s story in the broader canon.

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Women in Scripture and Mission: Esther

By: CBE International | May 23, 2022

Christian history is full of remarkable women. Here we highlight women in the Old Testament, New Testament, and in mission since the early days of the church to the twenty-first century.

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Book Review: Consider the Women: A Provocative Guide to Three Matriarchs of the Bible

By: Jeff Miller | October 31, 2019

The book lives up to its subtitle, A Provocative Guide. . . . Though it has some value, I do not recommend it without reservation, given her methods of interpretation noted above.

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Esther, the Earliest Silence Breaker

By: Mimi Haddad | March 19, 2019

It wasn’t until 2017 that TIME Magazine honored women silence breakers as their “Person of the Year.” Truth be told, women have been breaking the silence on abuse and harassment for centuries. They have often been God’s hands of compassion and liberation, working to expose evil and topple systems of oppression.

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Consider the Women: A Provocative Guide to Three Matriarchs of the Bible

By: Debbie Blue | March 7, 2019

In this book Debbie Blue looks closely at Hagar (mother of Islam), Esther (Jewish heroine), and Mary (Christian matriarch)—and finds in them unexpected and inviting new ways of navigating faith and life.

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Calling All Deborahs, Esthers, and Junias

By: Gricel Medina | June 14, 2017

If we want to see women free, we have to challenge the message that passivity is godly. We have to encourage women to boldly exercise their God-given authority. We must image Bible women who took direct action to further God’s vision for the world.

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More Than A Pretty Face

By: Emmaline Kempf | February 12, 2016

Both Esther and Vashti valued their personhood, their souls, over their bodies despite extreme social pressure. They each took stock in something deeper than physical appearance.

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Power Brokers: Vashti, Mordecai, and Esther

By: Young Lee Hertig | July 15, 2015

In  the  book  of  Esther,  two  extraordinary  women  leaders, Queen  Vashti  and  her successor, Esther, confronted the patriarchal palace system, eventually acting as power brokers on behalf of themselves and others. 

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Esther: A Woman in Full Authority

By: Mimi Haddad | March 27, 2013

The book of Esther tells the story of a Jewish woman who rises from obscurity into the royal court as the new queen of King Xerxes. This narrative includes models of leadership that could not be more different from each other.

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Esther: When God Calls For Disobedience

By: Allison Quient | March 27, 2013

Many know the story of Queen Esther from the Bible. However, often our own culture and struggles can lead us to “discover” lessons that are not part of the text, or miss important details that are. Often in churches, Esther becomes obscured to the point where this brave woman who was mightily used by God [...]

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