Esther 10 – “Epilogue”

070615.persian-180Hebrew-English Text
I. Summary
The book ends with a brief epilogue that describes Mordecai’s considerable power and unwavering allegiance to his people.

II. Photo
Mordecai’s story was written down: “All his mighty and powerful acts, and a full account of the greatness to which the king advanced Mordecai, are recorded in the Annals of the Kings of Media and Persia.” (v. 2)

III. Important Verses
v. 2: All his mighty and powerful acts, and a full account of the greatness to which the king advanced Mordecai, are recorded in the Annals of the Kings of Media and Persia.
v. 3: For Mordecai the Jew ranked next to King Ahasuerus and was highly regarded by the Jews and popular with the multitude of his brethren; he sought the good of his people and interceded for the welfare of all his kindred.

IV. Outline
1. Ahasuerus’ tax
2. A historical note
3. Mordecai’s power, popularity, and Jewish commitment

V. Comment
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VI. Works Used
(see “Commentaries” page)
Murphy, Wisdom Literature (Forms of Old Testament Literature)
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