How the Literary Features of the Book of Esther Support its Primary Purpose
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The Book of Esther is controversial for a variety of reasons. Amid the countless debates about the book, it is easy to look past its literary beauty and powerful message. This study is an appreciation of the Book of Esther’s literary features. The first part will examine how the book has been viewed throughout history. The second part will compile different opinions on the purpose of the book. The third part will specifically treat Esther’s literary features.By the time I am finished, I intend to have proven that the literary features of the Book of Esther serve to heighten emotional impact in order to support its primary purpose.