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2018 March 23
The Corpses of the De Witt Brothers (1672)
Jan de Baen (1633-1702)
Dutch Golden Age Baroque Style
Rijksmuseum, Amsterdam, Netherlands
Image Source: Web Gallery of Art
[ Illustration: Today's painting represents the kind of carnage suffered by the enemies of the Jews, particularly the sons of 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: In Esther 9, the Jews exercised their right of self defense for two days and emerged victorious throughout the Persian empire.
When the time came for the enemies of the Jews to initiate their genocidal plot in accord with a prior decree from Ahasuerus, the Jews instituted the countermeasures approved by Ahasuerus. The provincial officers cooperated with the Jews because the fear of Mordecai fell upon them. The Jews destroyed 75,000 of their enemies throughout the kingdom, including 500 in the royal city of Shushan. Among the 500, the Jews also killed ten sons of Haman and hung them on the gallows. Esther then obtained permission from Ahasuerus for the Jews to do the same the next day (1-14).
On that day they destroyed 300 more men in Shushan (15).
The Jews in the other areas of the realm also overcame their enemies. Afterward, they rejoiced with feasting; and, from then on, the time was established as a time of feasting and of sending gifts (16-19).
The feast was instituted by Mordecai (20-22).
The feast was called the feast of Purim; and it was observed yearly (23-28).
Esther and Mordecai wrote letters to all the provinces, making the feast of Purim an official policy (29-32).
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: Derek Thomas. Various. ]
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[ THEMATICALLY AND CHRONOLOGICALLY RELATED SCRIPTURES: Esther 9: Esther 8, Esther 10].
 Ezra 8:36.
 Esther 8:11.
 Deuteronomy 3:5.
 Esther 3:7.
 Esther 8:8.
-- 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)
5. The Revenge of the Jews (9:1-32)
Tomorrow's Picture: TBA
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