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The Golden Sceptre - Article
Henry M. Morris, Ph.D. - “And it was so, when the king saw Esther the queen standing in the court, that she obtained favor in his sight: and the king held out to Esther the golden scepter that was in his hand. So Esther drew near and touched the top of the...
If I Perish - Article
Henry M. Morris, Ph.D. - ... not according to the law: and if I perish, I perish” (Esther 4:16).This is the courageous testimony of Queen Esther as she prepared to risk her own life in order to save the lives of her people. It was a capital crime for anyone to...
As Clay To The Seal - Article
Connie J. Horn - sealed with the king’s ring, may no man reverse” (Esther 8:8).It was the practice of kings to wear a signet ring that could be used to place their mark of authority and ownership in a clay or wax seal. That seal and authority...
Esther 2:15
... when the turn of Esther, the daughter of Abihail the uncle of Mordecai, who had taken her for his daughter, was come to go in unto the king, she required nothing but what Hegai the king's chamberlain, the keeper of the women, appointed. And...
Esther 2:17
... the king loved Esther above all the women, and she obtained grace and favour in his sight more than all the virgins; so that he set the royal crown upon her head, and made her queen instead of...
Esther 2:10
... had not showed her people nor her kindred: for Mordecai had charged her that she should not show...
Esther 2:11
... every day before the court of the women's house, to know how Esther did, and what should become of...
Esther 2:16: the seventh year - Study Note
... been deposed in the third year of the emperor’s reign (Esther 1:3). The four intervening years before Esther’s coronation had evidently been occupied with the huge but unsuccessful attempt to invade and conquer...
Esther 2:18
... a great feast unto all his princes and his servants, even Esther's feast; and he made a release to the provinces, and gave gifts, according to the state of the...
Esther 2:17: above all the women - Study Note
... above all the women. Although the book of Esther contains no mention of God, it abounds with implicit testimonies to providential leading and provision for His people. Under Persian law, Esther had no choice but to obey the king’s decree....
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