Esther (book of)

Detailed outline of the Book of Esther –

The Feasts of Xerxes (1:1—2:18) Vashti Deposed (ch. 1) Esther Made Queen (2:1–18) The Feasts of Esther (2:19—7:10) Mordecai Uncovers a Plot (2:19–23) Haman’s Plot (ch. 3) Mordecai Persuades Esther to Help (ch. 4) Esther’s Request to the King: Her First Banquet (5:1–8) A Sleepless Night (5:9—6:14) Haman Hanged: Esther’s Second Banquet (ch. 7)


Esther The King Throws a Lavish Party 1:1 The following events happened in the days of Ahasuerus. (I am referring to that Ahasuerus who used to rule over a hundred and twenty-seven provinces extending all the way from India to Ethiopia.) 1:2 In those days, as King Ahasuerus sat on his royal throne in Susa the citadel,

Commentary Critical and Explanatory on the Whole Bible – Esther – Robert Jamieson, A.R. Fausset, and David Brown

THE BOOK OF ESTHER Commentary by Robert Jamieson   CHAPTER 1 Es 1:1-22. Ahasuerus Makes Royal Feasts. 1. Ahasuerus--It is now generally agreed among learned men that the Ahasuerus mentioned in this episode is the Xerxes who figures in Grecian history. 3. made a feast unto all his princes and his servants--Banquets on so grand a scale, and extending over