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2018 March 22
Image 1: Sealing the Letter (1733)
Jean-Baptiste-Simeon Chardin (1699-1779)
Realism / Naturalism Style; Influenced by Dutch Golden Age Baroque Style
Schloss Charlottenburg, Berlin, Germany
Image Credit: Web Gallery of Art
Image 2: Esther and Mordecai (1643)
Aelbert Jansz. van der Schoor (c. 1603 - c. 1672)
Dutch Golden Age Baroque Style
Image Credit: Web Gallery of Art
[ Illustration: The First Painting above is suggestive of the moment in which Esther and Mordecai sealed the letters which saved their people from destruction. The Second Painting shows the singing and rejoicing which Esther, Mordecai, and the Jews experienced as the letters began to have their effect. ]
[ 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: In Esther 8 Ahasuerus gives Esther and Mordecai the means to overcome the genocidal plot against them.
King Ahasuerus gave the house of Haman to Esther; and Esther set Mordecai over it. And the king gave his ring to Mordecai (1-2).
Esther pleaded with the king to undo the genocidal plot against the Jews because she could not bear to see the destruction of her people (3-6).
So the king gave permission to Esther and Mordecai to white letters to all of the provinces saying anything they wished and sealing them with the king's ring (7-8).
The letters gave the Jews permission to act against all of their enemies, to kill them, and to take the spoil. And the letters went out with haste (9-14).
And Mordecai went out into the city of Shushan attired in regal garments. And the Jews rejoiced and feasted. And many people became Jews, because the fear of the Jews fell upon them (15-17).
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].
[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: Dominic Smart. Various. ]
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[ THEMATICALLY AND CHRONOLOGICALLY RELATED SCRIPTURES: Esther 8: Esther 9].
 Daniel 6:2, 38.
 Esther 4:11.
 Esther 3:12.
 Esther 1:22; Micah 1:13.
 Esther 1:6; Esther 6:8.
-- 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. ]
HARMONY OF THE LAW
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 BIBLES
Esther Detailed Outline
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)
c. The Jews are Allowed to Avenge Themselves (8:1-17)
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