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Esther

Author – Not known for certain
Time – 510 B.C.

Summary – Esther is an historical book, written during the period of the captivity. It records the plot of Haman, the prime minister to the Persian king, to exterminate the Jewish race. This plot is foiled by Esther, the queen of Persia, who was a Jewess. This book gives us the origin of the Feast of Purim, which celebrates Godís goodness in delivering the Jews from Haman.

Passage
Subject
Chapter 1 v 1 to 22 Vashti divorced
Chapter 2 v 1 to 23 Esther made queen
Chapter 3 v 1 to 15 Hamanís plot against the Jews
Chapter 4 v 1 to 17 Estherís decision
Chapter 5 v 1 to 14 Estherís first banquet
Chapter 6 v 1 to 14 Haman humiliated before Mordecai
Chapter 7 v 1 to 10 Estherís second banquet
Chapter 8 v 1 to 17 Mordecaiís counter-decree
Chapter 9 v 1 to 10 v 3 The Jews victorious, and Purim instituted

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