The Book of Esther

The Book of Esther is one of the Megillot, five scrolls read on stated Jewish religious holidays. ... Esther, the beautiful Jewish wife of the Persian king Ahasuerus (Xerxes I), and her cousin Mordecai persuade the king to retract an order for the general annihilation of Jews throughout the empire.

The Proverbs

The Book of Proverbs (Hebrew: מִשְלֵי, Míshlê (Shlomoh), "Proverbs (of Solomon)") is a book in the third section (called Ketuvim) of the Hebrew Bible and a book of the Christian Old Testament. Proverbs raises questions of values, moral behavior, the meaning of human life, and righteous conduct.

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