BIBLE SUMMARY: ESTHER

Book of Esther Synopsis: Statistics And Summary of Main Topics.

Book of Esther Chapter by Chapter Summary.

ESTHER TOTAL CHAPTERS: 10

ESTHER TOTAL VERSES: 167

TOTAL WORDS: 5,637

DATE WRITTEN: 465 BC

AUTHOR: Not certain may be Mordecai

ESTHER THEME: 

God’s Providence his presence and control of the circumstances in our lives: God’s Care During Judah’s Captivity

MAJOR CHARACTERS:

Esther, Mordecai, Xerxes, Haman, Vashti, and Zeresh.

BOOK OF ESTHER KEY VERSES:

2:15: Now when the time came for Esther to go to the king, she asked for nothing other than what Hegai, the king’s eunuch who was in charge of the harem, suggested.

4:14: For if you remain silent at this time, relief and deliverance will arise from another place, but you and your father’s family will perish. And who knows but that you have come to the royal position for such a time as this.

6:12: Since Mordecai, before whom your downfall has begun, is of Jewish origin, you cannot stand against him – you will surely come to ruin!

7:3:  If I have found favor with you, O king, and if it pleases your majesty, grant me my life-this is my petition, and the life of my people-this is my request.

ESTHER SUMMARY

Esther is written during the period of the captivity. The Book of Esther was likely written between 467 and 350 B.C. It is a short story similar to the Book of Ruth, starting in the palace of Shushan (