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Esther: 15 Bible Facts about Esther

Esther: 15 Bible Facts about Esther

15 Bible Facts about Esther, with verse and Description

15 Bible Facts about Esther

  1. Esther was an orphan, raised by her cousin Mordecai (Esther 2:7).
  2. Esther risked her life to save her people, the Jews, from being destroyed by the wicked Haman (Esther 4:16).
  3. Esther was chosen by King Xerxes to become his queen (Esther 2:17).
  4. Esther was the first Jewish queen of Persia (Esther 2:17).
  5. Esther was the only woman in the Bible who is given the title “Queen” (Esther 5:1).
  6. Esther fasted and prayed for three days before going to speak to the king (Esther 4:16).
  7. Esther was brave and wise, and she followed Mordecai’s instructions (Esther 4:14).
  8. Esther and Mordecai wrote a decree which allowed the Jews to fight back against their enemies and protect themselves (Esther 8:11).
  9. Esther’s decree was written in the king’s name, with his seal (Esther 8:8).
  10. The Jews were victorious and the enemies of the Jews were destroyed (Esther 9:5).
  11. Esther and Mordecai instituted the Festival of Purim to commemorate their victory (Esther 9:20-32).
  12. Esther and Mordecai were praised and honored by the king and the people (Esther 10:3).
  13. The book of Esther teaches us that God is always working to protect and deliver His people (Esther 4:14).
  14. The book of Esther also teaches us that God can use ordinary people to do extraordinary things (Esther 4:14).
  15. The book of Esther is one of the five books of the Megillat, which are read in the synagogue on the Jewish Festival of Purim (Esther 9:20-32).

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