Esther's Story

Esther’s Story … Part 1 (Intro and Chapter 1)

Published: March 8, 2017 (Originally published: November 14, 2004)

A Bible Study by Jack Kelley

(NOTE: Ray C. Stedman’s book “The Queen and I” was a major source of inspiration for this series of articles on the Book of Esther.)

As Esther might have told it today…

Although my Hebrew name is Hadassah, which comes from our name for the myrtle tree,


Esther’s Story … Part 2 (Chapters 2-3)

Published: March 9, 2017 (Originally published: November 21, 2004)

A Bible Study by Jack Kelley

As Esther might have told it today…

As I mentioned last time Mordecai is my cousin, although he’s so much older than I am that he actually remembers life in Jerusalem before the Babylonians destroyed it. When my parents died he took me in and raised me as his own.


Esther’s Story … Part 3 (Chapters 4-8)

Published: March 10, 2017 (Originally published: November 28, 2004)

A Bible Study by Jack Kelley

As Esther might have told it today…

The foiled assassination plot against the King can be likened to your salvation experience. Remember, due to Mordecai’s timely warning the two officers who plotted the King’s death were discovered and sentenced to die. Most translations of my story say they were hanged,


Esther’s Story … Part 4 (Chapters 8-10) Conclusion

Published: March 11, 2017 (Originally published: December 5, 2004)

A Bible Study by Jack Kelley

With the death of Haman and the elevation of Mordecai to Chief Counselor, you’d think my problems would be over, but we still had the extermination order against all my people in Persia to deal with. I fell on my knees and begged the King to rescind Haman’s order.