Check this list of interesting and littleknown bible historical facts and trivia. Just like the bible has 66 books in it, the book of isaiah has 66 chapters. Interestingly, the first 39 chapters contain much about the law. Book of esther, in the hebrew bible and the christian old testament. Old testament tanakh this category is for questions and answers related to esther, as asked by users of. Many know the story as it is recounted in the megillah, also known as the book of esther in the bible. The jerusalem post reported on archaeological digs in shush, where people discovered the palace was just as amazing as its implied in the book of esther. Think of a compound with indoor gardens, giant carved columns, and halls where people could walk and scheme all day long. Here are seven amazing or unusual facts about the bible that you may or may not have known about. Not one time does the name of god appear in the book of esther. Esther is the only book in the bible that does not contain the word god. Whats more, who can say but that you have been elevated to the palace for just such a time as this. Possibly jeremiah or a group of prophets time written. Its one of the most beautiful books in the bible and so full of great takeaways for the modern christian woman today.
The inspirational the book of esther was made into a movie, released in 20 and directed by david a. In his book ezekiel is called upon by god to send his message to the people of israel who have gone astray. The shortest bible verse in this holy book is john 11. Aug 07, 2018 queen esther is an iconic figure in biblical literature. Learn what the bible teaches in the book of esther. Moore archaeology at the albrigh institutet by phili, p j.
Her story demonstrates the way that god places us in situations to orchestrate his plans. Archaeology and the book of esther andrews university. As scripture reveals, esther is a jewish woman living in persia and reared by her cousin mordecai. Jun 12, 2014 the inspirational the book of esther was made into a movie, released in 20 and directed by david a. Learn more how this wonderful tool can enhance your bible studies, small groups, sunday school and individual home study. Here are 5 facts about the story of esther that you. Queen esther is an iconic figure in biblical literature.
Esther the extraordinary true story of the first fleet. Would highly recommend to anyone to ready, charles brought so many new aspects to the life of esther that i had never considered before, have been extremely encouraged by this book and taken many lessons on board that apply not just to the life and times of esther but to today also. The book of esther contains 10 chapters but neither lord, nor god will be found in either the middle chapter and the shortest of the bible is kjv psalms 117. She was proud of her jewish heritage but she knew that mordecai was right. God used both mordecai and esther in a powerful way to deliver the jewish people from obliteration. Klv the longest book chapter in the bible is psalm 119, the shortest is psalm 117.
The book of esther provides a reallife prognosis of how we as humans today should approach lifes obstacles and challenge ourselves on a daily basis. By way of his prophesy and ministry ezekiel seeks to bring the people. Interesting facts about esther esther bible study, bible study lessons, bible study. Thechronological span for the book of esther is about 10. Adopted and raised by her cousin mordecai, esther, whose name is derived from the persian stara, star, plays a crucial role in the event of persecution and deliverance of the jews in the ancient persian empire that the late biblical book or scroll of esther. Ironically, despite being the namesake of the book, esthers a. It reads much like a novelette, and its story is as gripping as any novel one would read today. Based upon the book of esther, this delightful retelling emphasizes the value of courage, faith and obedience. Ill be docking more facts here as i keep studying and writing about the. When is esther on the bible timeline amazing bible. I love this story in the bible because it so beautifully illustrates how god can use anyone for his plans and how we, especially women, can fight our fears and bring glory to god. The king had become drunk on wine and commanded that his wife, queen vashti come, at once, to show everyone how beautiful she was. Esther is the name of a book in the tanakh the hebrew bible and the old testament, and also its title heroine. Five things about esther that nobody talks about jews.
The story gives us six powerful lessons about courage, divine timing and gods supreme love. Amazing facts 247 television station featuring the best in bible study streamed lived and ondemand. Tennessee recently decided to submit a bill to make the bible the official state book. Genesis what you need to know about the book of genesis 3 in the bible. Esther was the daughter of abihail, and her guardianmentor was mordecai. If you make a list of words in each book of the bible and then a list of commands in the same book, the book with the highest concentration of words is the book of james. When the kings order had been publicly posted, many young girls were brought to the palace complex of. A beautiful, yet humble girl, raised by a cousin, and who saved a generation through her bravery. Purim starts on the evening of march 23 and ends on the evening of march 24. King domestic architecture and the new testament, by h. In the roman catholic canon, esther appears between judith and job and includes six chapters that are considered apocryphal in the jewish and protestant traditions. By spending a moment focusing on esther as an individual and addressing the very real and horrible things this woman of god endured.
Esther was possibly written between the first and second return of the jews to jerusalem under zerubbabel, then ezra. Aged 16, she stood trial at the old bailey for stealing 24 yards of black silk lace. But there are lots of fun, interesting facts about purim, you might not know. Amazing bible facts ultimate bible reference library. Interestingly, the first 39 chapters contain much about the law, and the last 27 books contain much about grace. You know i did a little study and i thought it was interesting. The story of esther in the bible has always been one of my favorites. Interesting facts about esther bible study lessons, esther bible. Sabbath school study hour helping you get the most out of your sabbath school quarterly every week. Esther is the only old testament book not found in the scrolls. Let me share a brief background with you on the book of esther. Esthers story is written across a backdrop of great wars and epic battles. To demonstrate gods sovereignty and his loving care for his people. The book of esther is about a jewish girl, adopted by her uncle mordecai after her parents had died.
Informative sermon done by pastor doug batchelor of amazing facts. The bible contains 66 books 39 books in the old testament and 27 books in the new testament. The book of esther is a dramatic account which can give us insight into gods special and purposeful plan for our lives. Here are few less know facts about the book of esther. Rome was ruled by consuls and had not yet become the great roman empire, and the great greek historian herodotus was alive and writing at the time. He took in esther as the new persian queen, not knowing she was an israelite. The book of ezekiel chiefly records the events when the jews, including ezekiel himself, are among the exiles in babylon. The book of esther is the 17th book in the old testament. For further study of the book of esther, check out this free downloadable resource from ibeleive. The book was named after esther, the main character of the story. The longest word in the holy bible is mahershalalhashbaz which has 18 letters and can be found in isaiah 8.
The book of esther is rather odd because it is the only book of the bible in which the name of god appears to be missing martin luther considered excluding it from the bible for this reason 1. Interesting facts about 2 kings barnes bible charts author. Using the amazing bible timeline its easy to see that daniel lived nearly a century before esther. Here are 15 things you may be surprised to learn about the dead sea scrolls. We would act differently, dress differently, and talk differently. I totally agree that when we truly believe the truththat we are daughters of the kingeverything would be different. Esther quizzes there are 68 questions on this topic. His name was mordecai the son of jair, the son of shimei. Printed on kosher scrolls, the book of esther is to be read publicly in the synagogue on purim day and next morning. Her sentence was transportation to the other side of the world.
It is up to mordecais niece esther to win the affection of the king, unmask hamans treachery and save the jewish people. Even though some people received the book before its official release date, they made a promise not to read it until it was released. Being the fifth and last scroll of the ketuvim, we are bringing you 5 amazing facts you didnt know about esther scroll. Aug 03, 2017 the longest book in the bible is psalm 119. The book of esther begins and ends with a feast and there are many feasts along the way in the book. This website was very helpful in my research about esther for my book report. Mordechai was the first person in history to be called a jew. A team of editors takes feedback from our visitors to keep trivia as up to date and as accurate as possible. The book of esther is one of the megillot, five scrolls read on stated jewish religious holidays. But hamans plans include something horrible for mordecai and his people.
It was written to the jews remaining in persia, after the death of persian king ahasuerus, also known by the greek. There are like 40 different amazing truths from the blessed book of esther. Kennedy archaeology and the book of esther carey a. Nonetheless, in this short book consisting of just 167 verses, the median king is mentioned 192 times, his kingdom is referred to 26 times, and his. Mar 10, 2011 informative sermon done by pastor doug batchelor of amazing facts. It purports to explain how the feast of purim came to be celebrated by the jews. The majority of 2 kings was written prior to 586 b. An interesting collection of littleknown bible facts. The majority of the dead sea scrolls are extrabiblical writings, but among the more than 900 scrolls are over 200 copies of old testament books. Thank you pastor swindoll for such amazing bible study, i cant wait to get into the others. Aug 12, 2006 esther was possibly written between the first and second return of the jews to jerusalem under zerubbabel, then ezra. Interesting facts about esther barnes bible charts meaning. The purim story isnt just a religious holiday its an incredible tale of a strong woman risking it all to save her people.
Amazing facts you can learn from a bible timeline poster the amazing bible timeline with world history. Speaking from the word of god explaining the us in bible prophecy. This book is the only book about a woman in the bible. Its the story of the celebration of queen esther of persia. The bible is the most incredible book ever written despite the fact that it was written thousands of years ago, no other book can be compare to the bible or even come close. The story of esther opens with a lavish banquet at the palace of king ahasuerus, also known as king xerxes.
And the woman being celebrated is esther of the bible s book of esther queen of persia. Reviewed in the united states on february 16, 2016. Thank you so much for your help, and you very interesting. The book of james is the bossiest book of the bible. When esther was an orphan, mordecai took her in and raised her as his own daughter, so esther had a lot of respect for him. Instead, we often pit good versus evil mordecai versus haman and treat esther like the cute jewish cheerleader on the sidelines. Learn more how this wonderful tool can enhance your bible studies, small. It was written to the jews remaining in persia, after the death of persian king ahasuerus, also known by the greek name xerxes. Xerxes, the persian king, who rejected his other wife queen vashti, fell in love with esther in the beauty contest. See more ideas about scripture pictures, scripture, fun facts. It works like a clock starts with adam around to christ at six oclock and then up to today amazing fact number one surprises in the overlap with tola the man in the bible who lived the longest died the year of the flood. Book of esther is the last of the five scrolls that form part of the third division of the tanakh, known as the ketuvim, hebrew for writings. Esther, an orphaned girl, became queen of persia and delivered her people from ruin. Amazing facts about the bestselling book in the world by j.
This book is also the reason why the jewish people created the jewish festivity of purim, which is celebrated. Amazing facts about the bestselling book in the world. Seems logical that the bestselling book in the world that has been shown to be historically accurate would be a good choice for a state book. Matter of fact the word feast appears approximately ten times in the book of esther. Ernest wright early christians and the anchor, by charles a. It belongs to the third section of the judaic canon, known as the ketuvim, or writings, and also appears in the protestant canon and in the roman catholic canon. Mar 23, 2016 the purim story isnt just a religious holiday its an incredible tale of a strong woman risking it all to save her people. Here are 5 facts about the story of esther that you may have never heard before. Five things about esther that nobody talks about jews for jesus. In the protestant canon, esther appears between nehemiah and job.
But to push esther out of the limelight is to underestimate the power of the story. I dont own the s to this video and it was uploaded. Oct 28, 2006 the book of esther begins and ends with a feast and there are many feasts along the way in the book. Jul 18, 2018 the book of esther is rather odd because it is the only book of the bible in which the name of god appears to be missing martin luther considered excluding it from the bible for this reason 1. Esther, the beautiful jewish wife of the persian king ahasuerus xerxes i, and her cousin mordecai persuade the king to retract an order for the general. Now there was a jew who lived in the palace complex in susa.
The least likely was chosen by god to step up in order to save. When you read this book, you can see the gospel and the great controversy outlined in this book. Lesserknown facts about the book of esther interesting facts. The 66 books of the bible are divided into 1,189 chapters consisting of 31,173 verses. Esther the extraordinary true story of the first fleet girl. Esther is one of only two books in the bible named after a woman. Esther, the beautiful jewish wife of the persian king ahasuerus xerxes i, and her cousin mordecai persuade the king to retract an order for the. Looking for some quick facts about the bible itself. The providence of god is abundant throughout the book.813 1439 1325 1237 255 275 984 193 538 1201 1624 210 1013 805 454 1031 67 146 158 1368 1227 138 1313 78 64 856 736 1395 638 179 251 133 162 343 1102 995 1304 699 734 1059