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OT Vol. 12 – Esther

THE BOOK OF ESTHER: Esther 1:21-22 King’s Decree Sent Out

Esther 1:21-22 Updated American Standard Version (UASV) 21 This word pleased the king and the princes, and the king did as Memucan proposed. 22 So he sent letters to all the king’s provinces, to each province according to its script and to every people according to... Continue Reading →


THE BOOK OF ESTHER Esther 1:16-20 Selfishness Have Cost Vashti the Royal Crown

Edward D. Andrews  Esther 1:16-20 Updated American Standard Version (UASV) 16 To this Memucan said in the presence of the king and the princes, “Queen Vashti has wronged not only the king but also all the princes and all the peoples who are... Continue Reading →

THE BOOK OF ESTHER 1:13-15 King Consults with His Wise Men

Edward D. Andrews The Wise Men: The Greek historian Herodotus (c. 484–c. 425 B.C.E.) was a contemporary of Thucydides, Socrates, and Euripides. He is often referred to as “The Father of History,” a title first conferred by Cicero. He informs... Continue Reading →

THE BOOK OF ESTHER 1:10-12 Queen Vashti Refuses the King’s Request

Edward D. Andrews Esther 1:10-11 Updated American Standard Version (UASV) 10 On the seventh day, when the heart of the king was merry with wine, he commanded Mehuman, Biztha, Harbona, Bigtha, Abagtha, Zethar and Carkas, the seven eunuchs who served in the... Continue Reading →

THE BOOK OF ESTHER 1:1-9 The King’s Banquets

Edward D. Andrews 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... 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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