How To Use Book of esther In A Sentence

  • The festival is based upon the story told in the Book of Esther, a tale of humorous and melodrama parody of palace intrigue, in which the brave Queen Esther and her uncle, Mordecai, save their people from the twisted genocidal plot of the wicked vizar of Persia, Haman. Archive 2006-11-26
  • As Laurin Zilliacus reminds us, the Book of Esther describes “the use of posts to order the slaughter of the Jews throughout Persian-ruled territory, and then the swift sending of the counter-order that saved them and turned the tables on their persecutors.” The Tyranny of E-mail
  • Father Anshel was good at cantillating the Book of Esther but hopeless at making money.
  • So even when Jews were allowed by their Persian ruler to battle their enemies in the Book of Esther (whose villain, according to rabbinic tradition, was an Amalekite), they used the license only to wage a defensive war against those who attacked them -- not to slaughter indiscriminately. Rabbi Abraham Cooper: Memo to Fareed Zakaria: It's Not Bibi Who's a Messianist but Ahamadinejad Who's Chasing Armageddon
  • Some early Jewish, albeit postbiblical, sources deconstruct the general picture: “Four women exercised government in the world: Jezebel and Athaliah from Israel, Semiramis and Vashti from the [gentile] nations” (in a Jewish Midrash for the Book of Esther, Esther Rabbah). Jezebel: Bible.
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  • Fragments of every book of the Hebrew canon have been discovered except for the book of Esther.
  • The book of Esther is unique.
  • The book of Esther is the only book of the Bible that does not contain the name of God.

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