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Deuteronomy 25: Punishment, Justice, and the Enemy

Deuteronomy 25: 1-3 The Limit of Punishment 1 Suppose two persons have a dispute and enter into litigation, and the judges decide between them, declaring one to be in the right and the other to be in the wrong. 2 … Continue reading

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The Final Chapter: Esther 10: 1-3

This is the book of Esther written out in my hand, it spans 19 pages. This has been a part of my discipline as I write these posts. Esther 10: 1-3 King Ahasuerus laid tribute on the land and on … Continue reading

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The Practice Forms the Faith: Esther 9: 20-32

Esther 9: 20-32                 20 Mordecai recorded these things, and sent letters to all the Jews who were in all the provinces of King Ahasuerus, both near and far, 21 enjoining them that they should keep the fourteenth day of … Continue reading

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The Horror Conclude: Esther 9: 11-19

Esther 9:11-19                 11 That very day the number of those killed in the citadel of Susa was reported to the king. 12 The king said to Queen Esther, “In the citadel of Susa the Jews have killed five hundred … Continue reading

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Horror or Celebration in Susa:Esther 9: 1-10

Esther 9: 1-10 Now in the twelfth month, which is the month of Adar, on the thirteenth day, when the king’s command and edict were about to be executed, on the very day when the enemies of the Jews hoped … Continue reading

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Mordecai’s Rise: Esther 8:15-17

Esther 8: 15-17  15 Then Mordecai went out from the presence of the king, wearing royal robes of blue and white, with a great golden crown and a mantle of fine linen and purple, while the city of Susa shouted … Continue reading

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Bureaucracy in Action: Esther 8:9-14

Esther 8: 9-14  9 The king’s secretaries were summoned at that time, in the third month, which is the month of Sivan, on the twenty-third day; and an edict was written, according to all that Mordecai commanded, to the Jews … Continue reading

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Dueling Edicts: Esther 8:1-8

Esther 8: 1-8 On that day King Ahasuerus gave to Queen Esther the house of Haman, the enemy of the Jews; and Mordecai came before the king, for Esther had told what he was to her. 2 Then the king … Continue reading

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Mechanisms Of Execution: Esther 7: 7-10

Esther 7: 7-10  7 The king rose from the feast in wrath and went into the palace garden, but Haman stayed to beg his life from Queen Esther, for he saw that the king had determined to destroy him. 8 … Continue reading

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Esther’s Crown: A Poem

A young flower freshly bloomed Is harvested with all the other blooms in the garden To set before the king for his pleasure Most will be cast aside, forgotten and neglected Destined to wilt in the vastness of his harem … Continue reading

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