Looking back at Esther

Esther was a small book, but it had a lot in there for the treatment of women in the Bible, which is what this exercise is all about. That said, this book does not denote Biblical or Jewish custom. It is solely the history behind Purim, a Jewish holiday that came from the day when... Continue Reading →

Jeremiah 7-10: More warnings

The warnings to Judah continue to this set of chapters, but their tone has changed a touch. Before, they were threatening. If you don't stop doing this, I will do this. Now they are declaring what's to come. There are fewer mentions of a possible redemption and more reminders that all these things befell Israel... Continue Reading →

Reflections of Esther

Esther was a small book, but it had a lot in there for the treatment of women in the Bible, which is what this exercise is all about. That said, this book does not denote Biblical or Jewish custom. It is solely the history behind Purim, a Jewish holiday that came from the day when... Continue Reading →

Esther 8-10: Turning the tide

We pick up here after Esther has asked the king to spare her people and come out as a Jew for him to know who she means before pointing the finger at Haman for all these troubles. Haman ends up hung on the gallows he'd had erected for Mordecai and Mordecai is given the house... Continue Reading →

Esther 5-7: Dealing with Haman

We return again to Esther, who has replaced Vashti as queen, is loved or admired by everyone she meets, is still keeping that she is a Jew a secret, and about to come out to the king and ask him to spare her people at her uncle's behest. Chapter five After the fasting from the... Continue Reading →

Esther 3-4: Trouble begins

Okay, we're going to do two chapters this time. I really don't like dragging my feet through any book, but again, there's a lot in this one. Chapter three  I'm not so sure how I feel about this one. I feel a little like Esther was setup and installed in the palace so that Mordecai... Continue Reading →

Esther 2: Queen Esther

Again, there is way too much in this one to do more than this chapter. Maybe we'll speed things up a bit down the road.The king of Persia has banished Queen Vashti for refusing to come show off her beauty at a party that it may not even have been appropriate for her to be at... Continue Reading →

Esther 1: Queen Vashti

Because this is a small book packed with so much for women, I'm going to take it slowly and try to keep the length of each post reasonable. That means doing just chapter one today. Here is the link to the chapter if you've never read it: Esther 1 Despite that this book is named after... Continue Reading →

Deuteronomy 27-30: Moses’s Final Speech

At this point, Moses has a few directives for when the Israelites get to the promised land, plus some blessings and a curse that might be the scariest thing I've ever read. These will be part four of Deuteronomy and Moses's final speech. Chapter twenty seven Moses begins by telling them all that the law... Continue Reading →

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