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The Story Behind the Story. So you think that the Book of Esther in the Bible, is a story about a king of Persia, who elevated a vain and wicked man named Haman to great power – and how this Haman despised Mordecai the Jew because he would not bow down to him? Book of Esther Summary. The Book of Esther begins with the Queen of King Ahasuerus—Vashti—snubbing the king's request to meet with her. Naturally, being a rather unstable fellow, Ahasuerus fires-slash-divorces her. Now he needs to pick a new queen and eventually manages to select Esther—a comely, young (secretly Jewish) woman who is a part of his harem. The story of Esther begins with a grand banquet at the palace of King Ahasuerus, also referred to as King Xerxes. The king had become drunk on wine and commanded that his wife, Queen Vashti come out before everyone to show how beautiful she was. The holiday of Purim celebrates the story told in the biblical book of Esther. Yet, as we read the Megillah, some people ask whether the story is historically accurate. Historians have long questioned the historicity of the events described in Esther. The Megillah reads more like a political thriller than a historical record or even a religious.
[ ] the book of Esther, Esther was a Jewish woman who was selected by the Persian King Ahasuerus to be his wife. He had [ ]. Esther is described in all versions of the Book of Esther as the Jewish queen of a Persian king Ahasuerus. In the narrative, Ahasuerus seeks a new wife after his queen, Vashti, refuses to obey him, and Esther is chosen for her beauty. The king's chief adviser, Haman, is offended by Esther's cousin and guardian, Mordecai, and gets permission from the king to have all the Jews in the kingdom killed. Born: Hadassah, Achaemenid Empire. The Book of Esther in Hebrew is secular in nature, in that the name of God, the Temple, and prayer are not mentioned! The Greek Septuagint remedied this situation by adding six passages which include the name of God. The Prayers of Esther and Mordecai are especially noteworthy. The Book of Esther is the only one not found in the Dead Sea. The genre of the book of Esther is Narrative History. Its author is anonymous however; some believe Mordecai, (Esther’s cousin and guardian), wrote it. It was written approximately B.C. in Persia. Esther became queen in B.C. The key personalities are Esther, Mordecai, King Ahasuerus (or .
Historically, the events in the book of Esther occurred between the sixth and seventh chapters of Ezra. Following the decree of Cyrus, a remnant of Jews returned toFile Size: KB. Master story teller Eric A Kimmel puts his magic touch on the biblical Story of Esther. His lengthy text is more suited for upper elementary students than younger children. Eric skillfully highlights important facts and details from the original version into a child friendly adaptation/5(13). The Book of Esther. Esther - And Memucan answered before the king and the princes, Vashti the queen hath not done wrong to the king only, but also to all the princes, and to all the people that [are] in all the provinces of the king Ahasuerus. For [this] deed of the queen shall come abroad unto all women, so that they shall despise their husbands in their eyes, when it shall be. The Book of Esther continued AND IT CAME TO PASS IN THE DAYS OF ACHASHVEROSH (ESTHER ) Achashverosh succeeded Cyrus as ruler of the Persian Empire, toward the end of the Jews’ seventy-year exile in Babylon (Rashi). On the mys-tical level King Achashverosh alludes to G-d, the King of the World.