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Quoted index: BIBLEBYAUTHORS- Esther:

kjv@Esther: kjv@AUTHOR: Mordecai - 400 B.C. - OLD TESTAMENT History

Quoted index: BIBLEBOOKSUMMARY- ESTHER:

http://www.holybible.com/resources/KJV_DFND/summary.htm Adapted from sources found on www.holybible.com
kjv@Esther:1 ESTHER - The Book of Esther, in the form of a short story similar to the Book of Ruth, has its setting in the palace of Shushan, or Susa, one of the three capitals of the Persian Empire. The story gives us a vivid picture of the Jews in exile, of the hostility of their non-Jewish enemies in Persia, and of how Esther became the queen of Ahasuerus (Xerxes), subsequently risking her life in order to save her people, the Jews, from total destruction. God’s providential care of His people is magnified throughout, though the word "God" never appears in the book.


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Esther @ the queen of Ahasuerus, and heroine of the book that bears her name. She was a Jewess named Hadas'sah (the myrtle), but when she entered the royal harem she received the name by which she henceforth became known kjv@Esther:2:7). It is a Syro-Arabian modification of the Persian word satarah, which means a star. She was the daughter of Abihail, a Benjamite. Her family did not avail themselves of the permission granted by Cyrus to the exiles to return to Jerusalem; and she resided with her cousin Mordecai, who held some office in the household of the Persian king at "Shushan in the palace." Ahasuerus having divorced Vashti, chose Esther to be his wife. Soon after this he gave Haman the Agagite, his prime minister, power and authority to kill and extirpate all the Jews throughout the Persian empire. By the interposition of Esther this terrible catastrophe was averted. Haman was hanged on the gallows he had intended for Mordecai Esther:7); and the Jews established an annual feast, the feast of Purim (q.v.), in memory of their wonderful deliverance. This took place about fifty-two years after the Return, the year of the great battles of Plataea and Mycale (B.C. 479). Esther appears in the Bible as a "woman of deep piety, faith, courage, patriotism, and caution, combined with resolution; a dutiful daughter to her adopted father, docile and obedient to his counsels, and anxious to share the king's favour with him for the good of the Jewish people. There must have been a singular grace and charm in her aspect and manners, since 'she obtained favour in the sight of all them that looked upon her' kjv@Esther:2:15). That she was raised up as an instrument in the hand of God to avert the destruction of the Jewish people, and to afford them protection and forward their wealth and peace in their captivity, is also manifest from the Scripture account."

Esther, Book of @ The authorship of this book is unknown. It must have been obviously written after the death of Ahasuerus (the Xerxes of the Greeks), which took place B.C. 465. The minute and particular account also given of many historical details makes it probable that the writer was contemporary with Mordecai and Esther. Hence we may conclude that the book was written probably about B.C. 444-434, and that the author was one of the Jews of the dispersion. This book is more purely historical than any other book of Scripture; and it has this remarkable peculiarity that the name of God does not occur in it from first to last in any form. It has, however, been well observed that "though the name of God be not in it, his finger is." The book wonderfully exhibits the providential government of God.

Quoted index: BIBLEBYSTORYLINE- Esther:

kjv@Esther:1 Queen Vashti Deposed - StorylinesOT
kjv@Esther:2:1-18 Esther Made Queen - StorylinesOT
kjv@Esther:2:19-23 Mordecai Uncovers a Conspiracy - StorylinesOT
kjv@Esther:3 Haman's Plot to Destroy the Jews - StorylinesOT
kjv@Esther:4 Mordecai Persuades Esther to Help - StorylinesOT
kjv@Esther:5:1-8 Esther's Request to the King - StorylinesOT
kjv@Esther:5:9-14 Haman's Rage Against Mordecai - StorylinesOT
kjv@Esther:6 Mordecai Honored - StorylinesOT
kjv@Esther:7 Haman Hanged - StorylinesOT
kjv@Esther:8 The King's Edict in Behalf of the Jews- StorylinesOT
kjv@Esther:9:1-17 Triumph of the Jews - StorylinesOT
kjv@Esther:9:18-32 Purim Celebrated - StorylinesOT
kjv@Esther:10 The Greatness of Mordecai - StorylinesOT

Quoted index: BIBLEBYBOOKCHAPTER- Esther:

Info pBiblx2 System generated book chapter word character counts alongside most frequent word topic seeker links.
kjv@Esther Chapters=10 Verses=167 Words=5633 Chars=30565; 127 KING 56 MORDECAI 53 ESTHER 50 HAMAN 43 JEWS 36 DAY 28 AHASUERUS 27 QUEEN 26 HOUSE 22 MONTH 19 SHUSHAN 14 WOMEN 13 PALACE 11 MAN 11 KINGDOM 11 BANQUET 10 VASHTI 9 WRITING 9 HAND 8 SON
kjv@Esther:1 Verses=22 Words=716 Chars=3959; 20 KING 9 AHASUERUS 8 QUEEN 7 VASHTI 4 SEVEN 3 PERSIA 3 PALACE 3 MEMUCAN 3 MEDIA 3 LAW 3 KINGDOM 3 HOUSE 3 GREAT 2 WOMEN 2 WINE 2 WHITE 2 SILVER 2 SHUSHAN 2 MARBLE 2 LANGUAGE
kjv@Esther:2 Verses=23 Words=806 Chars=4434; 19 KING 12 ESTHER 10 WOMEN 10 MORDECAI 9 HOUSE 4 DAUGHTER 4 AHASUERUS 3 VASHTI 3 SON 3 SHUSHAN 3 QUEEN 3 PALACE 3 NAME 3 MAIDEN 3 HEGAI 3 FAIR 3 CHAMBERLAIN 2 YOUNG 2 SECOND 2 PURIFICATION
kjv@Esther:3 Verses=15 Words=552 Chars=3039; 12 HAMAN 9 MONTH 9 KING 6 MORDECAI 6 DAY 5 AHASUERUS 2 WRITING 2 SON 2 SILVER 2 SHUSHAN 2 RING 2 REVERENCE 2 KINGDOM 2 JEWS 2 HAMMEDATHA 2 FIRST 2 ADAR 1 YOUNG 1 YEAR 1 WRATH
kjv@Esther:4 Verses=17 Words=517 Chars=2812; 12 MORDECAI 7 ESTHER 5 KING 5 JEWS 4 SACKCLOTH 4 HATACH 2 WORDS 2 WILL 2 TIME 2 SHUSHAN 2 LAW 2 HOUSE 2 ASHES 1 WRITING 1 WEEPING 1 WAY 1 WAILING 1 THREE 1 RAIMENT 1 QUEEN
kjv@Esther:5 Verses=14 Words=494 Chars=2547; 19 KING 11 ESTHER 10 HAMAN 6 BANQUET 4 MORDECAI 4 HOUSE 3 QUEEN 3 PETITION 3 DAY 2 ZERESH 2 WIFE 2 SAW 2 KINGDOM 2 GALLOWS 2 FRIENDS 2 COURT 1 WINE 1 WILL 1 THRONE 1 RICHES
kjv@Esther:6 Verses=14 Words=476 Chars=2549; 18 KING 10 HAMAN 7 MORDECAI 5 MAN 4 HORSE 3 COURT 2 ZERESH 2 WIFE 2 HOUSE 2 HEAD 2 HAND 2 FALL 1 WISE 1 TERESH 1 TALKING 1 SLEEP 1 SEED 1 NIGHT 1 MOURNING 1 JEWS
kjv@Esther:7 Verses=10 Words=345 Chars=1813; 13 KING 8 HAMAN 8 ESTHER 7 QUEEN 4 BANQUET 3 WINE 2 WRATH 2 PETITION 2 PALACE 2 MORDECAI 2 LIFE 2 HOUSE 2 GARDEN 2 GALLOWS 2 ENEMY 1 WORD 1 WILL 1 WICKED 1 TONGUE 1 SECOND
kjv@Esther:8 Verses=17 Words=650 Chars=3497; 13 KING 12 JEWS 8 ESTHER 6 MORDECAI 6 HAMAN 6 DAY 4 WRITING 4 RING 4 MONTH 3 NAME 3 HOUSE 3 AHASUERUS 2 SHUSHAN 2 QUEEN 2 LETTERS 2 LANGUAGE 2 JOY 2 GLADNESS 1 YOUNG 1 WOMEN
kjv@Esther:9 Verses=32 Words=984 Chars=5415; 22 JEWS 16 DAY 8 SHUSHAN 8 KING 7 MORDECAI 7 MONTH 6 ESTHER 5 PURIM 5 ADAR 4 TEN 3 SEED 3 QUEEN 3 PALACE 3 LETTERS 3 HAND 3 HAMAN 3 GLADNESS 3 AHASUERUS 2 WORDS 2 SON
kjv@Esther:10 Verses=3 Words=93 Chars=500; 3 KING 2 MORDECAI 2 AHASUERUS 1 WEALTH 1 TRIBUTE 1 SPEAKING 1 SEED 1 SEA 1 POWER 1 PERSIA 1 PEACE 1 MEDIA 1 LAND 1 JEWS 1 GREAT 1 BOOK

Quoted index: SCRIPTUREBYSUBJECT- Esther:

http://www.apostolic-churches.net/bible/sbs Bible Scriptures By Subject - Rodney Qualls/Bible Study Tools
kjv@Esther:1:12 anger instances
kjv@Esther:7:7 anger instances
kjv@Esther:3:5 anger instances
kjv@Esther:5:13 happiness of wicked
kjv@Esther:5:9-11 happiness of wicked
kjv@Esther:2:7 adoption
kjv@Esther:1:7-8 temperance and abstinence
kjv@Esther:1:8 temperance and abstinence
kjv@Esther:2:21-23 conspiracy

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