The Book of Esther (Part 12: Unusual Callings Come in Unusual Circumstances)

The Book of Esther (Part 12: Unusual Callings Come in Unusual Circumstances)

A Matter of Life and Death As noted in a previous article, the book of Esther is built upon the theme of life and death. Lives are threatened (the king’s life by the doorkeepers, Mordecai’s life by Haman, and the lives of the Jews by Haman), lives are lost (the doorkeepers, Haman, Haman’s sons, and the enemies of the Jews), and lives are saved (Aha

The Book of Esther (Part 7: Shame and Honor)

The Book of Esther (Part 7: Shame and Honor)

A Sleepless Night Providence comes through full force in this episode, and it is only the beginning of the divine power at work in the book of Esther. The night between the banquets, the night before the day when Haman was going to ask for Mordecai’s life and Esther was going to plea for her life, Mordecai’s life, and the lives of all the Jews in t