Although numerous commentaries have been written on the book of Esther, this is one of the few written with the layman in mind.
This volume gives the complete background of the book of Esther. The author discusses Vashti's dismissal, Esther's regal position, Xerxe's indebtedness to Mordecai, and the miraculous deliverance of the Jews. Explanations of unfamiliar words and customs of the day are included. Timelines and charts are provided to add perspective to the sequence of events in Esther.