Esther Essays

  • The Book of Esther

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    The Book of Esther is about a Jewish queen of Persia who exposed a plot to destroy her people and thus saved all the Jews in that country from destruction (Esther 3:11). The purpose of The Book of Esther is to display the work of God. The Book of Esther records the feast of Purim and it commemorates the great deliverance of the Jewish nation. In the process of analyzing The Book of Esther, the journey into the three worlds will be used. Overall this paper will discuss the fall and rise of the Jewish

  • A Report on Esther

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    even targeted for extermination. The book of Esther tells a story of an attempted extermination. It records a ten-year span during the 58-60 year interlude in the book of Ezra (ch.6-7) between the first return headed by Zerubbabel and the second return headed by Ezra. It also tells of the inauguration of a feast (Purim), which has endured over 2,000 years because of one woman, whose name the book is titled, said, “If I perish… I perish.” Moreover, Esther is a story of courage and communication displayed

  • Esther in the Bible

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    The book of Esther tells the faithfulness of one woman and her uncle. It is only one of two books that contain the heroism and bravery of a woman heroine. The story of Esther accomplishes two profound things, the first: “To demonstrate God’s providential care of his people, even those outside the land of Israel, and 2) to commend the observance of the feast of Purim by relating how it originated” (Breneman 289).Unlike the rest of the Bible the story of Esther does not directly state or talk about

  • Book Of Esther

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    The book of Esther is a narrative history. However, its author remains anonymous; many believe Mordecai, (Esther’s cousin and guardian), wrote it. The book was written around 470 B.C. in Persia. In 479 B.C., Esther became queen. The key characters in the book of Esther are Esther, Mordecai, King Ahasuerus (or Xerxes), and Haman. The purpose of the narrative is to demonstrate God’s love and sovereignty at all times and in all circumstances. It is a post-exile story about Jews who remained in Persia

  • The Story of Esther

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    The book of Esther tells of a courageous young woman who uses her mind to please God. She becomes the wife of a great king and allows for protection of her own people, the Jews. Esther is a great role model for women of modern day times because of her strength, nobility, and honesty. She portrays a woman with power that most women of that day did not have. The story of Esther has empowered women of all backgrounds and will continue to do so well into the future. This story originates in the country

  • The Endless Steppe by Esther Hautzig

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    enough, we must apply. Willing is not enough, we must do.” (Johann von Goethe) “The Endless Steppe” by Esther Hautzig is a novel about a family’s determination to survive. In the novel it tells of how determination, the human ability to adopt, and happiness can hold a family together and help them even preserver over all odds. In addition, “The Endless Steppe” tells of Reisa, Ryia, and Esther tales of how they overcame these ordeals and survived in Siberia in their own way. The theme of this

  • The Book of Esther: Providence of Connection

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    If the book of Esther could turn into a modern day movie the title could be called “Providence of Connection”. Why? Because it is shed’s light of how God’s chosen people were given retribution through Him by His divine protection from their enemies. The leading topic of Esther is deliverance of the Jews by Queen Esther. To describe Queen Esther let’s begin with her roots. She is a Jewish descendent whose cousin Mordecai raised her as his very own daughter. Her Jewish name was Hadassah. She was a

  • Examples Of Hypocrisy In Esther

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    1 Bible as Literature 10 March 2016 Esther Courage, irony and hypocrisy are traits that are each expressed in the book of Esther. In fact, it is partially what makes the book so interesting to its readers. People like Mordecai and Haman have brought irony and courage to the book through their various actions. There were also individuals like Xerxes who exhibited hypocrisy in the story. However, Esther expressed courage as well. The people in the book of Esther each expressed either courage, irony

  • Irony in the Book of Esther

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    Irony in the Book of Esther One must be particularly cautious when applying the techniques of contemporary literary scrutiny to any portion of the bible since the bible, as it is handed to us, is a mosaic of stories written, interpreted and edited by countless individuals over the course of thousands of years. It would therefore be unreasonable to apply the same standards of examination as it would to a literary work that was composed by a single person living during a particular time period

  • Esther: A Plot Analysis

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    before the inebriated quests of the somewhat “merry with wine” King. This sets the stage for a story of excess, irony, reversals and a captive Jewess who would become queen and the savior of a nation. Mentored by her cousin and guardian Mordecai, Esther leads the reader through a tale of intrigue that deliver a people on the brink of annihilation resulting in the celebration of deliverance that exists until the present day. Although the characters are colorful and information on the reason behind

  • Weaknesses of Esther and Plath Exposed in Sylvia Plath's The Bell Jar

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    Weaknesses of Esther and Plath Exposed in The Bell Jar The glass of which a bell jar is constructed is thick and suffocating, intending to preserve its ornamental contents but instead traps in it stale air.  The thickness of the bell jar glass prevents the prisoner from clearly seeing through distortion.  Sylvia Plath writes with extreme conviction, as The Bell Jar is essentially her autobiography.  The fitting title symbolizes not only her suffocation and mental illness, but also the internal

  • Personal Narrative: The Book Of Esther

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    As a side note, I love the book of Esther. When others ask who I would like to meet one day, my answer is always Esther. I'm reminded of her digging deep in prayer and fasting for her people. When a decree was sent out to have all the Jews killed, she asked everyone to fast and pray with her for 3 days and nights. (Esther 4:16) She knew she'd have to go before the king to plea for her the lives of her people. I'm sure many were

  • Success Of Esther And Odysseus In Homer's Odyssey

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    end, and preparation is the path leading towards it. Both Esther and Cyrus find themselves in situations where, if they wanted at all to do well in the long run, the preparation–the training– done first was vital. “During the time that the enemy was said to be approaching but had not yet arrived, Cyrus tried to exercise and bring strength to the bodies of his troops, to teach tactics, and to whet their souls for warlike [deeds].” For Esther, her ultimate objective was to win over the affections of

  • Esther`s Suicide Attempts in Sylvia Plath's The Bell Jar

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    Esther`s Suicide Attempts in The Bell Jar One of the main reasons why Esther tried to commit suicide was the way she perceived her mother's actions, and the fact that she hates her mother: `"I hate her", I said, and waited for the blow to fall.` she obviously believes that hating her mother is wrong, as she expected the doctor to react negatively to her comment. Throughout the novel, her mother has contributed to Esther`s problems. From Esther`s point of view, consequences of her mother's actions

  • The Identities of Joseph and Esther from the Old Testament

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    The Identities of Joseph and Esther from the Old Testament The Bible is full of common themes, yet there one prominent underlying thread that runs constant throughout is that in order to be influential, people are placed in positions where they are able to assimilate to the common culture, but are still set apart from other ordinary people. Assimilation is defined as the process where a group adopts the customs of the prevailing culture, whereas consecration refers to someone who is set apart

  • Esther Before Ahasuerus Essay

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    chose this particular piece, “Esther Before Ahasuerus” by Artemisia Gentileschi because of the story it portrays The visuals of the scene suggest a defiant nature surrounding the fainted woman, Esther, and an almost cartoonishly comedic atmosphere surrounding Ahasuerus, who here you can infer to be a figure of power The nature of this piece contrasts many other art pieces that portray men of power to be sophisticated, regal, and almighty, whereas in this piece, Esther is likely to be implied as the

  • The Book Of Esther Research Paper

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    throughout this study of Esther 4. It is hard to put into words and describe what lit up in my head when it all made sense and came together. The book of Esther is about a brave girl who found the courage from God and from the people around her to rescue her people from destruction. The whole book shows God’s love and plans for the preservation of His people. He prepared Esther to believe and trust in Him at a critical moment where He could use her. Through this study of Esther I have learned that the

  • Role Of Ruth And Esther In The Bible

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    Torah (the Law) "…means "teaching" or "instruction"…(Harris, 3) for mankind. The Torah includes both the Oral Law and the Written Law. In addition, the Law is an extension of sacred oral tradition, thus broadening the meaning of Torah to designate the entire body of Jewish laws, customs, and ceremonies. Nevi'im( the Prophets) "…consists of narratives relating to Israel's …" (Harris, 3) history as a nation on its land and a "…collections of oracles" (Harris, 6) . Supporters of God's covenant do

  • Bible's Book of Esther is Full of Mysteries

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    The book of Esther is full of mysteries that has grasped the attention of Biblical scholars and audiences throughout ages and still presents some challenges to the contemporary audiences. It is important to understand the purpose and theme of the book in order to better understand the text in its context. Many Christian scholars and audiences’ alike eisegesis the text instead of using exegesis therefore there have been many misconceptions regarding Esther. The book of Esther is a very important book

  • Misconceptions In Elie Wiesel's The Book Of Esther

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    The book of Esther is a story of how Ester a Jewish woman comes to save the Jewish people from destruction by Persia. She is being raised there by her uncle Mordecai. When the King of Persia searches for a wife, she is selected because of her great beauty. Later she wins his favor and becomes his wife. This leads to her being able to influence the King when a plot to kill all of the Jews is revealed. Esther is portrayed as a wise, elegant and gracious woman. This book is a very interesting