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2018 March 21

Image 1: Esther Denouncing Haman (1888)
Ernest Normand (1859-1923)
Academic Style; Orientalism Genre
Sunderland Museums and Winter Garden Collection, Sunderland, England, United Kingdom
Image Source: Wikimedia


Image 2: Festival of Esther (1865)
Edward Armitage
Classicism Style
Royal Academy of Arts, London, England, United Kingdom
Image Source: The Athenaeum


Image 3: Character Head: The Hanged (1770-1783)
Franz Xaver Messerschmidt (1736-1783)
Neoclassical Style
Osterreichische Galerie, Vienna, Austria
Image Source: Web Gallery of Art


Image 4: Three Scenes from the Story of Esther (1470-1475)
Sandro Botticelli (c. 1445 - 510) and Filippino Lippi (1459-1504)
Italian Renaissance Style (Both Artists)
Musee du Louvre, Paris, France
Image Source: Web Gallery of Art

     [ Illustration: The First Two Images above depict the accusation and the arrest of Haman. The Third Image represents the hanging of Haman. The Fourth Image is a retrospective of the key encounters of Mordecai and Esther with Haman. ]


[ I will again be working through the Scriptures from Genesis to Revelation. I will be adding links, resources, images, and the like, upgrading the former work-through which began with the 2013-10-12 posting which can be found, along with the full Genesis to Revelation postings, in the Archive Page. Postings will be at midnight Eastern Time, as I am able. However, no chapters will be skipped, even though a posting may be late. And all postings will be housed in the Archive Page. ]

     Explanation: Esther 7 concludes the narrative of the fall of Haman.
     Haman came to Esther's second banquet, mentioned in the previous chapter. After the banquet, king Ahasuerus asked Esther to state her request. She asked the king to deliver her and her people from destruction. The king asked her who would dare to do such a thing. She said, "The adversary and enemy is this wicked Haman." This filled Haman with terror (1-6).
     And the king, filled with wrath, arose from the banquet and went into the palace garden. While the king was in the garden, Haman fell upon Esther's "bed" (the banqueting couch) and begged for his life. Ahasuerus returned, and upon seeing this, he sent Haman to be hanged on his own gallows; and his wrath was pacified (7-10).
      NOTE: Esther (fl. 483-473 B.C.) was contemporary with the following Biblical persons:; Nehemiah (served 445-425 B.C.); Joel (580-450 B.C. -- if this late date applies, rather than a date in the 9th century B.C.); Haggai (520 B.C.); Zechariah (520-518 B.C.); Ezra (538-456 B.C.).

[Traditional Patriarchal Chronology. Judges Period Chronology 1. Judges Period Chronology 2. Kings of Judah and Israel #1. Kings of Judah and Israel #2].

[Post Exile Chronology 1. Post Exile Chronology 2. Post Exile Chronology 3.]

[Prophets Chronology 1. Prophets Chronology 2. Prophets Chronology 3. Prophets Chronology 4.]

[Intertestamental Period Chronology 1. Intertestamental Period Chronology 2. Intertestamental Period Chronology 3.
Intertestamental Period Chronology 4. Intertestamental Period Chronology 5.]

[New Testament Chronology 1. New Testament Chronology 2. New Testament Chronology 3. New Testament Chronology 4. New Testament Chronology 5.]

     [ Sermons: Derek Thomas. Various. ]


PLEASE NOTE: Use the resources on this and other sites thoughtfully, particularly the commentaries and encyclopedias. I have attempted to list conservative, scholarly resources. However, some providers use liberal or liberal-influenced commentaries such as the Cambridge Bible for Schools and Colleges (in Bible Hub). Such commentaries are undoubtedly included by the provider for the wealth of useful information and comments which they provide. By consulting several commentaries, it should be fairly easy to sort out the wheat from the chaff. If, however, you would like personal assistance, write to me at AD LIB ARTS EMAIL.

[4] Esther 3:8-9; Esther 5:13.
[6] 1 Chronicles 21:30; Daniel 8:17.
[8] Esther 1:13.
[9] Esther 1:10.
     -- From Ellicott's Commentary for English Readers ]

          [ CHRONOLOGY: GENERAL. Patriarchs (Traditional). Judges # 1. Judges # 2. Kings # 1. Kings # 2. Prophets # 1. Prophets # 2. NT # 1. NT # 2. NT # 3. ]

          [ MAPS: Maps # 1. Maps # 2. Maps # 3. Maps # 4. Maps # 5. ]

          [ COMMENTARIES, ETC: GENERAL: Bible Study Tools; Bible Hub: Study Light; Blue Letter Bible // PSALMS: Monergism: Precept Austin: The Treasury of David; John Gill; John Calvin - Volumes 1, 2, 3, 4, 5]

          [ MUSIC: GENERAL: The Cyber Hymnal // PSALMS: Genevan Psalter (Instrumental). VARIOUS ARTISTS: Micha'el Ben David. Sons of Korah. Fernando Ortega. Janet Isaac Morrison. Music of the Bible Revealed - Suzanne Haik-Vantoura. Dr. David Erb. Gregorian Chants. ]


John Calvin - CCEL | Analytical Chart - BLB


Gospel Harmony - Summary | The Harmony of the Gospels - Augustine | Gospel Harmony Chart - Online Bible

Greek Harmony of the Gospels - Robertson - (Downloadable PDF) | Gospel Harmony in English - Robertson - (Downloadable PDF)


Hebrew and Greek Interlinear Download - Scripture 4 All

Bible Hub Interlinear Hebrew and Greek Bible

Bible Hub Hebrew Interlinear | Scripture 4 All Hebrew Interlinear

Mounce Interlinear | Bible Hub Greek Interlinear | Scripture 4 All Greek Interlinear Bible

Esther Detailed Outline

Esther 7

Map 1: Bible Nations | Map 2: Empire of David and Solomon Map 3: Kingdoms of Judah and Israel | Post Exile Chronology.

3. The Triumph of Esther (4:1 - 10:3)

B. Esther Enlists Xerxes' Help (5:1 - 8:17)

4. Esther's Second Banquet: The Persuasion Succeeds (7:1 - 8:17)

a. The Plot Uncovered (7:1-7)

     1 So the king and Haman came to banquet with Esther the queen. 2 And the king said again unto Esther on the second day at the banquet of wine, What is thy petition, queen Esther? and it shall be granted thee: and what is thy request? and it shall be performed, even to the half of the kingdom. 3 Then Esther the queen answered and said, If I have found favour in thy sight, O king, and if it please [is good unto] the king, let my life be given me at my petition, and my people at my request: 4 For we are sold, I and my people, to be destroyed, to be slain, and to perish. But if we had been sold for bondmen and bondwomen, I had held my tongue, although the enemy could not countervail the king's damage. 5 Then the king Ahasuerus answered and said unto Esther the queen, Who is he, and where is he, that durst presume in his heart to do so? 6 And Esther said, The adversary [man foe] and enemy is this wicked Haman. Then Haman was afraid before the king and the queen.
     7 And the king arising from the banquet of wine in his wrath went into the palace garden: and Haman stood up to make request for his life to Esther the queen; for he saw that there was evil determined against him by the king.

b. Haman Hanged (7:8-10)

8 Then the king returned out of the palace garden into the place of the banquet of wine; and Haman was fallen upon the bed whereon Esther was. Then said the king, Will he force the queen also before me in the house? As the word went out of the king's mouth, they covered Haman's face. 9 And Harbonah, one of the chamberlains, said before the king, Behold also, the gallows fifty cubits high, which Haman had made for Mordecai, who had spoken good for the king, standeth in the house of Haman. Then the king said, Hang him thereon. 10 So they hanged Haman on the gallows that he had prepared for Mordecai. Then was the king's wrath pacified.

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