Next week, Jacqui Grey is delivering a 4.5 day intensive on the book of Esther here at the College.
Esther is a female character in the Old Testament who outwits her enemies in a deadly game of palace politics. In a thoughtful examination of Esther, we discover that it is a book rich in wonder, mystery, and artistic literary expression. The excellent Hebrew narrative of Esther, with its twists and turns, continues to make it a favourite book for many of us today. This subject will take you into the Persian world of Esther, and its post-exilic context. We will particularly explore with Esther ‘where is God?’ - for this narrative is crafted in such a way that the name of the LORD is never mentioned, yet God is present in every situation.
If you would like to attend the intensive for the full duration, or just 1 or 2 of the days, please contact Ruth@acnz.ac.nz or phone 09 5801500. There will be a small charge to cover costs.