Beyond Today Bible Commentary: Esther

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Opposition to Jews of Judea in the reign of Ahasuerus (Xerxes), Queen Vashti deposed

Esther made queen, Mordecai reports a plot against the king

Haman's plot against the Jews

Esther learns of Haman's plot and agrees to tell the king

Esther's first banquet

The honoring of Mordecai

Haman exposed and hanged

Edict to save the Jews

The Jews destroy their enemies, institution of Purim, the greatness of Mordecai