There's a course for that! Mordecai learns about the plot against the Jews and mourns the evil that is planned (4:1 - 4). To follow the study on Facebook, be sure to Like The Diligent Woman page so you will receive notifications of new posts.

He is not limited in what he can do and many times uses people other humans think would be the least likely he would use to accomplish his purposes. Yet, though this is true in one sense, there is more to it than that. Yes, keep me informed of new Bible studies and send me the newsletter. He came under the control of Persia when the Persian Empire defeated the Babylonians in 539 B.C. Were you ever told how. The study is available at the introductory price of only $10. Once you have signed up to get your study materials, you can choose which way you would like to participate in the study. Prayer Prompt cards to help pray with the text in mind. You will be given the option to opt-out of them if you’d rather focus on the other aspect of the study – Facebook. As an Amazon Associate, I earn from qualifying purchases. The Basic 8 Week Study Kit is available for free. The purpose of this short study is to offer information regarding this fascinating part of Scripture. God is also able to accomplish his will regardless of what kind or type of government humans have created. Mordecai, the cousin of Esther, is a Jewish official in the royal court of Persia at Shushan (2:5 - 6). This amounts to 8 emails plus access to me to ask questions or to discuss the text. The two people conspiring to kill the ruler had their own life ended (2:21 - 23). These chapters are combined for this post because chapter ten is so short. You can check it out right here - and right now it is only $37!! The king, angry that Queen Vashti did not follow one of his commands (1:10 - 12), has her removed as Queen.

This Old Testament book is one of the most sublime and mysterious books of the Bible. Israel is part of the fabric of society. The Diligent Woman is a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for us to earn fees by linking to and affiliated sites. The Book of Esther Bible Study: Chapters Nine & Ten. Complete Study plan to cover the book in eight weeks, The Diligent Woman’s Updated Bible Marking Guide (there is a beginner’s edition and a complete edition), Memory Verse cards and Memory Verse Tracker. The life of Esther, and how she helped save a nation, is remembered each year in the Jewish holiday of Purim.

The king was sitting on his royal throne in the hall, facing the entrance. Her name means 'a myrtle.'

You do not need the full study to participate with us. For previous chapters click the links below. Grab our Diligent Prayer Planner & Journal ebook for only $10! Haman soon begins to seek ways to destroy all the Jews in Persia. The purpose of this short study is to offer information regarding this fascinating part of Scripture.


The study is provided in a PDF digital download. His answer is not to deal with the man who offended him, but to destroy the entire nation of this man’s people – the Jews.

A Jewish captive named Hadassah (renamed Esther) is among the maidens brought to the palace.

Esther was used to save the Jewish people in spite of the fact that she lived in a monarchy-based system where the king ruled with absolute authority. The story in the book of Esther begins when the Jews are captives in Persia under the powerful King Ahasuerus. Study Journal page for writing out the scripture text or journaling your thoughts about what you have learned.

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For those interested in further study, Purim lasts a single day and falls on the Hebrew calendar date of Adar 14.

The Book of Esther shows how life took an unexpected turn for Esther and her people. Sunday afternoon the schedule for the upcoming week will be posted. Then a man named Haman gets his feelings hurt. The events recorded in this book of the Bible form the basis of a major Jewish festival that commemorates God’s mighty deliverance of His people from certain death and annihilation, a holiday that is celebrated annually to this day.

On April 6th, 2020 we will begin a group study (a large internet style group ) of the book of Esther.

Mordecai, from the tribe of Benjamin, was taken captive from Jerusalem by King Nebuchadnezzar of Babylon. It is divided into several lessons, usually covering one Bible … Some of those who were taken away to Babylon are now in Persia. Esther. You can order it by clicking the image below. .

There are no references to prayer, forgiveness, love, Old Testament ceremonial sacrifices, the covenant, the Law, the Temple or Jerusalem. Haman is shown before the King to be the villain that he really is.

Dig Deeper and Take Note study pages. Both kits will allow you to study the book thoroughly. It is likely she was around 14 years old when the events involving her begin to unfold.

from The Bible Project. While many of them are looking towards the fulfillment of God’s promise, their lives are going on as normal. No one is under any obligation to do all that is offered. For example, the Persian King Xerxes is mentioned 190 times in the 167 verses of Esther, while God is not mentioned at all, not even once. When his anger subsides, the King's wise men bring to him the most beautiful young virgins in the Kingdom from which he can choose a new Queen.

Yet the providential, sovereign hand of God in the affairs of men is written all over this book. Her name was changed to Esther, which means 'a star,' when she entered the Persian royal harem.

Both of these give you a place to make notes that give you a view of the book as a whole as well as an understanding of the principle characters. You are free to make the study your own. Word study page to help focus on learning about a word that stands out to you in the text. Chances are you were taught very little or almost nothing about Esther, the woman who is one of only two (the other is Ruth) females who have a book of the Bible named after them. On this public page, the study will go like this: If you would rather just follow along on Facebook, simply make use of the email opt-out when it is given to you after you sign up and receive the details. It is your study. The woman' great beauty, undoubted cleverness, and remarkable courage are not even half the story. Have you ever looked into the life of Queen Esther and her bravery in the Bible? Did you ever hear a sermon or attend a study regarding her book?

It has been over 70 years since the captivity began. The Book of Esther Bible Study: Chapter Eight *This Bible study uses the S.O.A.P method.

Follow the plan as it is written (over 8 weeks) or adjust it to fit your own schedule. Chapter Study Builders ask questions and give room for application to today’s situations.