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Esther 6:1 to 10:3

LESSON XIX From Sackcloth to Royal Purple Esther 6 For a reason not stated in the text King Ahasuerus could not sleep the night of the day upon which Haman had come to the conclusion that there was but one thing for him to do, namely, to ask the king for permission to hang Mordecai […]

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Esther 4:4 – 5:14

LESSON XV. Esther Learns Of The Plot Esther 4:4-9 Mordecai’s plan succeeded, and Queen Esther was informed of his deep sorrow. Because of the bond of natural love be­tween her and Mordecai she is exceeding­ly grieved to learn that something so terrible has happened to him that he had put on sackcloth and ashes. It […]

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Esther 2:5-18

LESSON VI. Esther and Mordecai are Introduced (Esther 2:5-7) In the verses which constitute our les­son today we have the introduction of the chief characters of this book. It is worthwhile to pause here before we go on and appreciate what is written about them in these verses. Not much is said, that is, not […]

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Esther 1:1-2:4

LESSON I. Authenticity and Historical Setting of the Book. (Esther 1:1, 2) The Book of Esther, which the Board has chosen for discussion in our societies this season, is unique among the books of the Bible. It is unique in that it alone fails to mention the name of God even once. It is likewise […]

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