The Bible Thru The Eyes Of Its Writers

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

Published: March 20, 2019 (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 20, 2019 (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 1 (Intro and Chapter 1)

Published: March 18, 2019 (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,


A Shepherd’s Story

Published: January 2, 2019 (Originally published: December 25, 2015)
In the same region there were some shepherds staying out in the fields and keeping watch over their flock by night. And an angel of the Lord suddenly stood before them, and the glory of the Lord shone around them; and they were terribly frightened.

Joseph’s Christmas Story … Part 1

Published: December 17, 2018 (Originally published: December 5, 2015)
But after he had considered this, an angel of the Lord appeared to him in a dream and said, "Joseph son of David, do not be afraid to take Mary home as your wife, because what is conceived in her is from the Holy Spirit. She will give birth to a son, and you are to give him the name Jesus, because he will save his people from their sins."(Matt. 1:20-21)

Mary’s Christmas Story… Part 2

Published: December 13, 2018 (Originally published: December 21, 2003)
The angel said to me, "Do not be afraid, Mary, you have found favor with God. You will be with child and give birth to a son, and you are to give him the name Jesus. He will be great and will be called the Son of the Most High. The Lord God will give him the throne of his father David, and he will reign over the house of Jacob forever; his kingdom will never end." Luke 1:30-33

Mary’s Christmas Story… Part 1

Published: December 12, 2018 (Originally published: December 12, 2015)
The angel said to me, "Do not be afraid, Mary, you have found favor with God. You will be with child and give birth to a son, and you are to give him the name Jesus. He will be great and will be called the Son of the Most High. The Lord God will give him the throne of his father David, and he will reign over the house of Jacob forever; his kingdom will never end." Luke 1:30-33

Job’s Story: Conclusion, Job 37-42

Published: August 29, 2018 (Originally published: September 20, 2003)
The Lord said to Job, "Would you discredit my justice? Would you condemn me to justify yourself?" -Job 40:8

Job’s Story: Part 4 Job 20-36

Published: August 27, 2018 (Originally published: September 20, 2003)
The Lord said to Job, "Would you discredit my justice? Would you condemn me to justify yourself?" -Job 40:8

Job’s Story: Part 3, Job 15-19

Published: August 22, 2018 (Originally published: September 7, 2003)
The Lord said to Job, "Would you discredit my justice? Would you condemn me to justify yourself?" -Job 40:8