Bible in a Year, Day 266

Bible in a Year

*WORD ALIVE in 365*


For a look at the books of the Bible and their categories, look here.

We’re starting the book of Ester today and finishing it tomorrow.  I have seen several movies about Ester and listened to a book on tape too.  One of my favorites is One Night With The King. Do you have one?

Bible Hub has this to say about the book of Ester:

“The genre of the book of Esther is Narrative History. Its author is anonymous however; some believe Mordecai, (Esther’s cousin and guardian), wrote it. It was written approximately 470 B.C. in Persia. Esther became queen in 479 B.C. The key personalities are Esther, Mordecai, King Ahasuerus (or Xerxes), and Haman.

Its purpose is to demonstrate God’s love and sovereignty in all circumstances. It is a post-exile story about Jews who stayed behind after most returned to Jerusalem after captivity. Babylon was conquered by Persia and Esther miraculously becomes the queen of the land, and saves her people.”

Day 266


Chapter 1

The King’s Banquets

Bible in a year, Ester 1

Chapter 2

Esther Chosen Queen (1-18)

Mordecai Discovers a Plot (19-23)

Bible in a Year, Ester 2

Chapter 3

Haman Plots Against the Jews

Bible in a year, ester 3

Chapter 4

Esther Agrees to Help the Jews

Bible in a Year. Ester 4

Chapter 5

Esther Prepares a Banquet (1-8)

Haman Plans to Hang Mordecai (9-14)

Bible in a Year, Ester 5

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Final Words

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