Chapter 1 is an introduction to the book of Zechariah. Aspects that are considered include reading the book in its historical and literary context, and relating it to our present context.
The book of Esther is a good story. At the same time it is also a distinctively theological work. Chapter 1 of this book wants to help readers to understand the contribution Esther makes to the whole witness of Scripture. It notes how the book fits into the redemptive storyline that culminates in the person and work of Christ. The author believes that this provides the proper framework for a profitable reading of the book.