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On Becoming a Jew - Article
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Paul G. Humber, M.S. - ... became Jews; for the fear of the Jews fell upon them" (Esther 8:17). The "land" referred to here is Persia (roughly Iran today, not Israel). Many non-Jews lived in Persia and surrounding regions, but our text says that...
Esther 3:2
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... all the king's servants, that were in the king's gate, bowed, and reverenced Haman: for the king had so commanded concerning him. But Mordecai bowed not, nor did him...
Esther 3:2: bowed not - Study Note
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... bowed not. In the Hebrew, “bow down” is the same as “worship.” Mordecai, as a believing Jew, refused to worship Haman, knowing that God alone must be worshiped (Exodus 20:5; Daniel 3:18; etc.). Not even angels are to be...
Ruth 1:0: Introduction - Study Note
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... featuring a particular woman, the other being the book of Esther. Oddly enough, Ruth was a Moabitess, whose people were almost perpetual enemies of Israel, the chosen people. Still more surprisingly, Ruth actually appears in the genealogical...
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