In classic Interpretation Bible Studies style, Patricia Tull leads the reader through a ten-session study of the entire Old Testament books of Esther, with its stories of faithfulness, courage, and survival, and the ethical questions posed by its ending, and Ruth, with its themes of community, loyalty, and friendship.Interpretation Bible Studies (IBS) offers solid biblical content in a creative study format. Forged in the tradition of the celebrated Interpretation commentary series, IBS makes the same depth of biblical insight available in a dynamic, flexible, and user-friendly resource. Designed for adults and older youth, Interpretation Bible Studies can be used in small groups, in church school classes, in large group presentations, or in personal study.
Patricia K. Tull is A. B. Rhodes Professor of Old Testament at Louisville Presbyterian Theological Seminary in Louisville, Kentucky. An ordained minister in the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.), she also serves on the editorial board of the Journal of Biblical Literature.