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THE FEAST OF PURIM BIBLE STUDY
Christianity Oasis Ministry has provided you with this Purim Bible study on the Feast of Purim Bible story. This Purim Bible study on the Feast of Purim Bible verses looks at the Feast of Purim Bible message and asks what is the Feast of Purim Bible event, what is the Feast of Purim Bible purpose, what is the Feast of Purim Bible story about, what is the Feast of Purim Bible origin, who was in the Feast of Purim Bible story, what occurred at the Feast of Purim Bible story, when did the Feast of Purim Bible story occur, why is the Feast of Purim Bible story important, what was the Feast of Purim Bible message and how does the Feast of Purim Bible message affect your Christian walk. Let us seek and find the truth within the bible of the Feast of Purim Bible story with the Feast of Purim Bible message together in this the Feast of Purim Bible study, shall we?


THE BOOK OF ESTHER

CHAPTER 9 & 10
 

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          Welcome back to Daily Bread Bible Study for the conclusion of the Book of Esther.  We left our story when king Ahasuerus sent letters again to all the provinces of his kingdom.  This time it was a writing allowing the Jewish people to gather together, stand up for their lives and lay hand on (defend themselves against) anyone who tried to harm them on the day that Haman ordered that they be destroyed. From the time the letters were sent until the time the kingís commandments were to be executed, Mordecai became more and more honorable in the kingís house and his fame spread through all the provinces. 

          On the 13th day of the 12th month, the enemies of the Jewish people who hoped to prevail over them, couldnít withstand them because the Lord caused everyone to fear them.  All the kings officers, deputies, lieutenants and rulers of the provinces helped the Jewish people because the fear of Mordecai fell on them. The Jewish people struck all their enemies with the stroke of the sword, slaughter and destruction to all those who hated them.  In Shushan alone they killed 500 men.

          They also slew the ten sons of Haman, but they didnít lay a hand on their property.  You noticed that the word slew was in italics, so letís have a little Daily Bread Crumb about that word.  The word slew doesnít always mean to put to death.  Sometimes it simply means to strike, overwhelm or affect overpoweringly.  You may recall that in the story of David and Goliath, David slew Goliath with a stone first, then cut off his head and slew him with his own sword, 1 Samuel 17:50-51.  Did David kill the giant twice!  Thatís quite impossible, so David must have struck him with the stone, then killed him with the sword.

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          Now, back to the story.  That day, the number of people slain in Shushan was reported to the king, and the king told Esther, Your people have slain and destroyed 500 men in Shushan and the ten sons of Haman, imagine what theyíve done in the rest of the provinces.  Now, what else do you wish and it will be granted to you.

          Esther said, If it please the king, let it be granted to the Jewish people that are in Shushan that according to todayís decree, let Hamanís ten sons be hanged on the gallows tomorrow.  The king granted Estherís request and they hung Hamanís ten sons.  Now, if you wanna look at eeeeevery possibility, if you read the text in your Bible, they could have been slain (as in killed) and then hung afterward as well sort of as a public display, and perhaps this was just sort of a flashback after the author previously stated that they were slain. 

          The people in Shushan continued to fight against the Jewish people on the 14th day of Adar, and 300 more Medes and Persians were slain, but not a hand was laid on their belongings.  (Did you notice that the author made it a point to mention twice that the Jewish people didnít take any spoil or loot or prey?  Perhaps to point out that the prize of liberating Godís people from this horrible curse of Hamanís was what it was all about, not how much stuff they could come away with.)  In the rest of the provinces, the Jewish people had rest on the 14th day because their enemies surrendered, and they made it a day of feasting and celebration, but the Jewish people in Shushan feasted and celebrated on the 15th day.  They also sent gifts to one another.

           Mordecai wrote these things and sent letters to all the Jewish people of the kingdom, both near and far, to establish among them that they should keep the 14th and 15th day of the month Adar as a memorial celebration day every year throughout every generation, every family, every province, and every city.  The name of these feast days are called Purim, after the word Pur because Haman conspired against the Jewish people to destroy them and had cast Pur, that is, the lot, to consume them, but when Esther came before the king, he commanded that Hamanís wicked idea be returned upon his own head. 

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          The Jewish people enacted and took upon them, and upon their descendants and anyone who joins themselves to them, and that it shouldnít fail, that they observe these two days according to their writing and their appointed time every year so the remembrance of it is never forgotten.  The second letter of Purim was confirmed and sent to all the Jewish people in all the kingdom with words of peace and truth and it was written in the book of the chronicles of the kings of Media and Persia.

The king promoted Mordecai to greatness and all their accomplishments were also written in the chronicles.  Mordecai was made second in command to the king and he was great among the Jewish people, and respected greatly by all, acting for the good of his people and speaking peace.

          All things work together for good to them that love God, says Romans 8:28.  Why was Esther orphaned?  Why was she put in her cousin Mordecaiís care?  Why was she beautiful?  What are the chances that she would become queen of a kingdom that wasnít even of her people?  You can bet God has things in mind, even when they donít make sense to us at any particular time.  Remember, that Esther wasnít the picture of courage at first.  She was afraid of approaching the king about saving Godís people at first, but Mordecaiís words of truth, and the hand of God turned her fright into virtue.  Do you think Esther knew the last two verses of Proverbs 31?  If not, Mordecai sure taught it to her.  Favor is deceitful and beauty is vain:  but a woman that feareth the Lord, she shall be praised.  Give her of the fruit of her hands; and let her own works praise her in the gates.


          Congratulations!  Youíve just finished the study of the Book of Esther!  Lookiní forward to having you join in again for our next study of the Book of Job, right here at Daily Bread, so come on back soon.

 

 

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