The book of esther begins with the queen of king ahasuerusvashtisnubbing the kings request to meet with her. He did not always interpret scripture l iterally and so was amillennial he interpreted revelation as a historicist which led him to interpret the. God may graciously give powerful, immediate deliveranceor he may give grace to persevere. Neither mordecai, esther, nor the feast of purim is mentioned. Esther 1 3 new international version niv queen vashti deposed. Esther 3 new international version niv hamans plot to destroy the jews. The book of esther describes the jewish heroine esther, who saved the jewish people in persia from annihilation during the reign of king xerxes i ahasuerus of persia, who ruled from 486 to 465 bc. Scripture that same day king xerxes gave queen esther the estate of. The hatred haman had for mordecai had only intensified as he saw the king exalt mordecai and not himself before the adoring crowds. The book of esther does not mention the name of god. As with most of the ot writings the author of the book of esther esther meaning star is not mentioned. But mordecai would not kneel down or pay him honor. Five towns jewish home 21116 by yitzy halpern issuu. A chapter by chapter and verse by verse study of esther taught by pastor paul leboutillier of calvary chapel ontario, oregon.
He raised him in rank, granting him precedence over all his colleagues, the other officers of state, 2 and all the royal officials employed at the chancellery used to bow low and prostrate. The writer of the book of esther probably wanted his readers to realise that god is always in control. Read the first chapter of the book of esther and answer these questions. He was the one who gave authorization to haman to carry out this plot esther 3.
We have prepared this home bible study for you to do by yourself or in the fellowship of other women. Mordecai refuses to give him the honour he demands, esther 3. A very black and mournful scene here opens, and which threatens the ruin of all the people of god. In other words, esther acts reluctantly, and in large measure, in selfinterest. Studying the book of esther, chapters no greater joy. Esther 3, english standard version 2016 esv the bible app. And my nation is this israel, which cried to god, and were saved. Commentaries for esther chapter 3 haman seeks to destroy the jews. Matthew henry commentary on the whole bible complete esther. Esther 2 commentary matthew henry commentary on the whole. Esther 3 commentary matthew henry commentary on the. Esther chapter 3 verse by verse bible commentary matthew. Study esther 4 using matthew henrys bible commentary concise to better understand scripture with full outline and verse meaning. Then queen esther answered and said, if i have found favor in your sight, o king, and if it pleases the king, let my life be given me at my petition, and my people at my request.
And she uses the exact phrases that the king used, what is your petition. Book of esther overview insight for living ministries. A story of the providence of god in a pagan land page 4 introduction to the book the book of esther is the only book in the bible that does not mention the name of god. The unknown author of the book of esther was most likely a jew very familiar with the royal persian court. After these things, when the wrath of king ahasuerus subsided, he remembered vashti, what she had done, and what had been decreed against her. After these things did king ahasuerus promote haman the son of hammedatha the agagite, and advanced him, and set his seat above all the princes that were with him. Jfb commentary on esther chapter 3 christians unite. Esthers character was such that she played her part in a noble manner regardless of what was asked of her and without understanding the full scope of her part. Esther 3 sermon explaining the book bible study guide. And esther said, the adversary and enemy is this wicked haman.
Esther 3 commentary, one of over 110 bible commentaries freely available, this commentary, filling six volumes, provides an exhaustive look at every verse in the bible. Without some acquaintance with the human heart, and the history of mankind, we should not think that any prince could consent to a dreadful proposal, so hurtful to himself. Esther bible story summary what christians want to know. After these things king ahasuerus promoted haman, the son of hammedatha the agagite, and advanced him and set his seat above all the princes who were with him a. Esther 3 hamans plot to destroy the jews bible gateway. As we begin our study of chapter 4, i want to ask you to make a commitment. He, upon a malicious suggestion, obtains an order from the king to have the all massacred upon a certain day, esther 3.
Esther 3 commentary james burton coffman commentaries on. The unknown author of the book of esther was most likely a jew very familiar. Background in chapter three we are introduced to haman, a man whose hatred and abusive use of power throws the empire into confusion and brings the jewish people to the brink of disaster. And esther obtained favour in the sight of all them that looked upon her. The religion of a jew forbade him to give honours to any mortal man which savoured of idolatry, especially to so wicked a man as haman. Until chapter four, none of esthers words have been recorded. Chapter one chapter two chapter three chapter four chapter five chapter six chapter seven s. David guzik commentary on esther 3, where haman makes a proposal ahasuerus to destroy the israelites while the king still is unaware of esther being a jew. Many battles have been lost because the potential of ones enemy was overlooked. Esther 3, new international version niv the bible app. Ezra 7 begins in the seventh year of artaxerxes i longimanus i. To this day, when the feast of purim is celebrated and the.
Esther 3 commentary matthew henry commentary on the whole. Reading of the book of esther megillat hebrew for purim. If anyone wants to know more about the story of esther and mordecai, and if it really happened, the book says they should read the official annals of persia and media where its all recorded. Esther 3 a very black and mournful scene here opens, and which threatens the ruin of all the people of god. Surveying the chapter with two of gods people strategically placed in influential positions within the palace walls, life for the jewish people appeared to be peaceful and secure. Esther 3 commentary matthew henrys complete commentary on. Naturally, being a rather unstable fellow, ahasuerus firesslashdivorces her. And this morning i made it through a whole chapter, and tonight well take a whole book. Read esther commentary using matthew henry commentary on the whole bible complete. Book of esther bible study chapter 3 haman the madman book of esther bible study chapter 4 if i perish, i perish book of esther bible study chapter 5 prayer and the power of the third day book of esther bible study chapter 6 the sleepless king and the providence of god book of esther bible study chapter 7 the downfall of haman the wicked. The first lesson we did an overview of the entire book. Read esther 3 commentary using matthew henry commentary on the whole bible complete. Intertextual ripples of the book of esther vrije universiteit. Study guide for esther 4 by david guzik blue letter bible.
Although we are told nothing about those first years, we can be certain they were filled with wonder for this young woman swept into palace life. A study of the book of esther chapter 3 study questions while esther has all the ingredients for a good story, what makes it even more fascinating is that it is a book of the bible, which means it is a book breathed by god inspired, recorded, and preserved for eternity. Summary of the events three persian parties, one deposed queen, one persian beauty. Esther 7 guess whos coming to dinner redeeming god. Other sources ascribe the book of esther to ezra or nehemiah. Queen esther, the heroine of the purim story and one of the greatest jewish women in. The advancement of esther to the position of queen verses 121 a. Esthers story is retold by josephus in book 11, chapter 6 of the jewish antiquities. We might even think that he does not care about us. Esther 3 after these things king ahasuerus promoted haman. The gathering together of a harem for king ahasuerus. The heroine of the storyesthersat on the throne as queen. This supershort chapter ends the book, stating that king ahasuerus continued to have great power, exacting tribute money from many different lands.
Were there not some such dark nights, the light of. The book of esther does not contain any references to god or prayer, or anything remotely spiritual. Therefore they told haman about it to see whether mordecais behavior would be tolerated, for he had told them he was a jew. Esther chap 3 series contributed by jack martin on mar 1, 2004 message contributor. This unlikely contestant for a beauty pageant was crowned queen of persia and renamed esther, meaning star. Esther commentary matthew henry commentary on the whole.
Next chapter of esther the book of esther, chapter 3 we hope that you find the content of the book of esther, chapter 3 from the douay rheims version of the catholic bible helpful to your bible studies and for references which allow you to read the books and individual verses of this chapter. Dec 10, 2017 the book of esther, chapter 3, is taken from jimmy swaggarts, the expositors study bible. The jewish historian josephus names mordecai as author of the book. According to many the subject of the origin of the feast of purim lots, is the main theme of the book. The book of esther described part of the jewish diaspora that stayed behind in persia and did not return to jerusalem during the restoration. After these things did king ahasuerus promote haman. Babylonian god marduk, meaning worshipper of marduk or. Esther 3 commentary, one of over 110 bible commentaries freely available, this commentary, by the leading authority in the church of christ, presents a verse level look at the bible. Haman, for his sake, vows to be revenged upon all the jews, esther 3.
Well, i am greatly challenged, on some occasions, in all honesty, as you well know, to get through one verse. The intervening time had been spent in the expedition to greece. In this esther 3 sermon were going to see the two protagonists in this story esther and mordecai live by faith in the unseen god. The book of esther was written during the 3 rd year of the reign of ahasuerus 485 465 bc.
Summary of the use of the book of esther in different communities and texts. According to one commentary, the basic message of esthers story is this. Study the bible online using commentary on esther and more. In fact, god is not directly mentioned by name in the book of esther. He cast the lot, called pur, in order to determine the day that the jews would be exterminated esther 3. Study the bible online using commentary on esther 3 and more. The close of the last study in esther chapter 6 saw the events drawing to a dramatic conclusion. The religion of a jew forbade him to give honours to any mortal man which savoured of. He may not always do it in the way we think he should, but the book of esther shows that he is in control even when we dont see him. Now he needs to pick a new queen and eventually manages to select esthera comely, young secretly jewish woman who is a.
Study questions what can you expect from god when he calls you to live by faith, giving your life on behalf of his kingdom and people. I heard a story where a group of literature critics gathered monthly to read, analyze and critique various works of literature poems, plays, short stories and novels. Esther 1 introduces the reader to the main characters of the book of esther, and sets up the plot for this amazing story. Then were the kings scribes called on the thirteenth day of the first month, and there was written according to all that haman had commanded unto the kings lieutenants, and to the governors that were over every province, and to the rulers of every people of every province according to the writing thereof, and to every people after their language. Verses 120 how god put down one that was high and mighty from her seat we read in the chapter before, and are now to be told how he exalted one of low degree, as the virgin mary observes in her song and hannah before her, 1 sa. Esther with book summary versebyverse bible commentary. Esther 3 commentary matthew henrys complete commentary.
Its part of a ten sermon series on the book of esther. Esther chapter 3 matthew henry complete commentary on. Esther chapter 2 matthew henry complete commentary on. Go, gather all the jews who are present in shushan, and fast for me. Here is the story of esther through a summary of each of the 10 chapters.1075 1130 1120 153 665 1457 1227 284 777 66 744 960 434 1468 1311 375 1136 526 803 1585 1226 360 529 1488 68 1298 526 104 1225 860 657 154 131 452