Tag Archives: Persian Empire

A Game of Thrones: Esther 5:1-8

Esther 5: 1-8 On the third day Esther put on her royal robes and stood in the inner court of the king’s palace, opposite the king’s hall. The king was sitting on his royal throne inside the palace opposite the … Continue reading

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The Weight of the World on Her Shoulders: Esther 4: 9-17

Esther 4: 9-17  9 Hathach went and told Esther what Mordecai had said. 10 Then Esther spoke to Hathach and gave him a message for Mordecai, saying, 11 “All the king’s servants and the people of the king’s provinces know … Continue reading

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Waiting on the World to Change: Esther 4:1-8

Esther 4: 1-8 When Mordecai learned all that had been done, Mordecai tore his clothes and put on sackcloth and ashes, and went through the city, wailing with a loud and bitter cry; 2 he went up to the entrance … Continue reading

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Bureaucracy and Collusion: Esther 3:12-15

Esther 3: 12-15  12 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 … Continue reading

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Rolling the Dice: Esther 3: 7-11

Esther 3: 7-11  7 In the first month, which is the month of Nisan, in the twelfth year of King Ahasuerus, they cast Pur– which means “the lot”– before Haman for the day and for the month, and the lot … Continue reading

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From Insult to Genocide: Esther 3:1-6

Esther 3: 1-6 After these things King Ahasuerus promoted Haman son of Hammedatha the Agagite, and advanced him and set his seat above all the officials who were with him. 2 And all the king’s servants who were at the … Continue reading

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Rumors of Assassination: Esther 2: 19-23

Esther 2: 19-23  19 When the virgins were being gathered together, Mordecai was sitting at the king’s gate. 20 Now Esther had not revealed her kindred or her people, as Mordecai had charged her; for Esther obeyed Mordecai just as … Continue reading

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