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OT Vol. 12 – Esther

THE BOOK OF ESTHER Chapter 4 Esther Agrees to Help the Jews

Mordecai informs Esther about the decree to slaughter the Jews; however, at first, she is nervous about intervening on behalf of her people, the Jews. The Persian law said that no one could appear before the king without his having... Continue Reading →


THE BOOK OF ESTHER Chapter 3 Haman Plans to Kill the Jews

Some four years later, Haman the Agagite, the son of Hammedatha, a descendant of the Amalekite king Agag, is promoted to the highest-ranking official in the kingdom. With his promotion comes the order that all the servants bow before Him.... Continue Reading →

THE BOOK OF ESTHER Chapter 2 Queen Esther Chosen

From chapter 1 of the book of Esther, Ahasuerus (AKA, Xerxes I), the son of Darius the Great, was in his third year as king. It is at that time he held an enormous banquet, which lasted 180 days, for... Continue Reading →

THE BOOK OF ESTHER Chapter 1 The King’s Banquets and Queen Vashti’s Refusal

In the capital city of Susa[1] stood the magnificent fortress palace and administrative complex of Ahasuerus, also known as Xerxes I, who reigned for 21 years (486/5–465/4 B.C.E.) Fortress Palace and Administrative Complex of Ahasuerus Author: Mordecai Places Written: Susa,... Continue Reading →


Edward D. Andrews One of the main characters in the book of Esther was Mordecai, and he is the likely candidate to be the author of the account as well. The author would have been one who had intimate details... Continue Reading →

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