Outline of the Book of Esther

Here are our bite-sized pieces of the Book of Esther:

 


 

PRELUDE

 

Esther A:1-11. Mordecai has a dream

Esther A:12-17. Mordecai thwarts an assassination plan

 

ESTHER IS SELECTED AS QUEEN

 

Esther 1:1-9. The king’s 180-day party

Esther 1:10-22. Queen Vashti refuses

Esther 2:1-14. The search for a new queen

Esther 2:15-20. Esther is chosen as queen

Esther 2:21-23. Mordecai saves the king

 

THE JEWS ARE TARGETED FOR EXTERMINATION

 

Esther 3:1-6. Mordecai does not bow down to Haman

Esther 3:7-15. Haman schemes to exterminate the Jews

Chapter B:1-7. The letter to exterminate the Jews

 

ESTHER SAVES THE JEWISH PEOPLE

 

Esther 4:1-14. The Jewish people grieve over the news

Esther 4:15-17. Esther fasts for three days

Esther C:1-11. The prayer of Mordecai

Esther C:12-30. The prayer of Queen Esther

Esther D:1-15. Esther approaches the king

Esther 5:1-8. Esther approaches the king

Esther 5:9-14. Haman rages against Mordecai

Esther 6:1-14. The king orders Haman to honor Mordecai

Esther 7:1-6. Esther reveals Haman’s evil plot

Esther 7:7-10. King Ahasuerus executes Haman

Esther 8:1-14. Esther saves the Jews

Esther 8:15-17. Esther and Mordecai evangelize the world

Esther E:1-24. The letter of King Ahasuerus defending the Jews

 

THE JEWS DEFEND THEMSELVES WITH VALOR

 

Esther 9:1-19. The victory of the Jews

Esther 9:20-32. Mordecai establishes the feast of Purim

Esther 10:1-3. The greatness of Mordecai

 


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