First Glance: Esther 8

“Futhermore, many of the peoples of the country professed to be Jews, for the fear of the Jews had fallen upon them.” (Esther 8:17b) It is not our place to judge the inner motivations of every human heart. As a result of the counter-edict issued by Mordecai, the people of Israel are given permission to…

First Glance: Esther 7

“Then Harbona, one of the eunuch’s in attendance on the king, said, “Look, the very gallows that Haman has prepared for Mordecai, whose word saved the king, stands at Haman’s house, fifty cubits high.” And the king said, “Hang him on that.” Esther 7:9 I was never a child star. On the only occasion that…

First Glance: Esther 3

Then the king’s secretaries were summoned on the thirteenth day of the first month, and an edict, according to all that Haman commanded, was written to the king’s satraps and to the governors over all the provinces and to the officials of all the peoples, to every province in its own script and to every…