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Esther-Lesson Nine - Day 5

  • Thomas Klock Harvest Ministries
  • 2008 12 Feb
Esther-Lesson Nine - Day 5

DAY FIVE: A Good Day at Last

Please carefully read Esther 9:17—19 and answer the following questions.


1.  What did the Jews in the outlying provinces of Persia do on the fourteenth day of Adar (March 8, 473 BC according to the nlt) in v. 17?

2.  What about the Jews in the citadel of Susa (v. 18)?


3.  What thus spread throughout the provinces on the fourteenth day, and what did the Jews do that day (v. 18)?


4.  This was the beginning of the Feast of Purim, which we see already a bit of a problem was arising in since the Jews were celebrating this on two different days.  We’ll see how this is resolved in our next study.  The main point was that the Jews made this a holiday, or as the kjv appropriately translates it, “a good day.”  This meant a good, beneficial, pleasing, favorable, day; a day to make good and to do good.[ix] It was not a day of selfishness or excluding ones’ self, but a holiday meant a day to seek to give of self and do good for others.  What are some thoughts about doing good for others as discussed in the following passages?


Matthew 7:12; 10:8b; Luke 6:38

Galatians 6:9, 10; 2 Thessalonians 3:13

1 Peter 2:15


Scripture Memory:  Can you write out this week’s passage by memory here below?  Give it a try, and keep reviewing the passage several times throughout the day.


Esther 9:1

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