The Bible Project | – Overview: Esther

Watch our overview video on the book of Esther, which breaks down the literary design of the book and its flow of thought. In Esther, God providentially uses two exiled Israelites to rescue His people from certain doom, without any explicit mention of God or His activity.

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  1. Niceeee I like this. Esther is pretty cool. I'm doing a bible study with my friend and discussing the bible with my other friend and sent her this video since it's missing from her bible.

  2. My only thing is that there is no indication that Esther and Mordecai "took part" in any kind of drunkenness, sexual sin, or murder along with the Persians or that the Jews "forsook" the Torah. On the contrary Haman says to the king in 3:8, "there is a certain people scattered and dispersed among the people in all the provinces of your kingdom; their laws are different from all other people's, and they do not keep the King's laws."(NKJV). This indicates pretty clearly that the Jews, including Esther and Mordecai, were making an active effort to honor their God over the king of Persia. Or else Haman would have had no case against them….

  3. HAMAN acts like today forcing, oppressing and deceiving Man to have the vaccine or the chip
    Mordecai the Witness and the Men of GOD who spread Good news of GOD
    Esther the Just Leader and humble ones to ask and Confess to GOD
    King = GOD
    Faithful Ministers and Evangelists exalted because of their humbleness.
    God bless

  4. Question: Do you think you are a good person? If so, have you ever stolen anything, lied, looked lustfully, or used God’s name in vain? (Oh God, Jesus Christ, etc.) If you have done this, you have violated God’s moral law, you admit that you are a liar, a thief, a blasphemer, and an adulterer at heart. So, if God gave you justice right away, would you be innocent or guilty? Obviously guilty. Heaven or hell? Obviously hell because you are a criminal in God's eyes. Don’t ask for forgiveness, try it in court: Judge, I raped a woman and killed her, but I’m so sorry and I won’t do it again. You would still go to jail because you shouldn’t do it again and you should be sorry. So is there any hope? Yes, there is! Out of love and mercy, God became a human being, Jesus Christ. Jesus lived a sinless life and finally died on the cross to bear the punishment we deserve. His resurrection proved that His death( more accurately, His sacrifical Blood) was enough to pay our penalty, the penalty for our sins. When someone pays your fine, the judge can leave you, dismiss your case, it’s the same with God. Jesus paid our penalty and in order to accept the free gift of salvation from God, we must believe (have faith in Jesus for our salvation, His finished work on the Cross). That's it! God bless you and feel free to ask me any question about this.

    Romans 3:10 New International Version (NIV)
    10 As it is written:
    “There is no one righteous, not even one;

    Romans 3:23 New International Version (NIV)
    23 for all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God,

    Romans 5:12
    New International Version
    Death Through Adam, Life Through Christ
    12 Therefore, just as sin entered the world through one man,(A) and death through sin,(B) and in this way death came to all people, because all sinned(C)—

    Romans 6:23 New International Version (NIV)
    23 For the wages of sin is death, but the gift of God is eternal life in[a] Christ Jesus our Lord.

    Romans 5:8-9 New International Version (NIV)
    8 But God demonstrates his own love for us in this: While we were still sinners, Christ died for us.
    9 Since we have now been justified by his blood, how much more shall we be saved from God’s wrath through him!

    Romans 10:9-10 New International Version (NIV)
    9 If you declare with your mouth, “Jesus is Lord,” and believe in your heart that God raised him from the dead, you will be saved. 10 For it is with your heart that you believe and are justified, and it is with your mouth that you profess your faith and are saved.

    Romans 10:13 New International Version (NIV)
    13 for, “Everyone who calls on the name of the Lord will be saved.”[a]

    John 3:16 New International Version (NIV)
    16 For God so loved the world that he gave his one and only Son, that whoever believes in him shall not perish but have eternal life.

    Ephesians 2:8-9 New International Version (NIV)
    8 For it is by grace you have been saved, through faith—and this is not from yourselves, it is the gift of God— 9 not by works, so that no one can boast.

  5. Very good video that summarizes the story well, however some important things are missed such as Esther fasting for 3 days before she came to see the king and the fact that Esther is Mordicai’s niece is not accurate, they are in fact cousins according to the Bible.

  6. This video was brilliant as always, but I don’t like the downplaying of the evil act of Xerxes in taking many young women from their homes and keeping them in his harem for life. I don’t see any indication that they went voluntarily. In other words, they were abducted and raped. This was not a beauty pageant.

    When it came to marrying a Gentile, how much choice did Esther have?

  7. God is still presence in the midst of trouble
    so when the enemy plans evil against you God is very much presence and will turn your situation around for Good for those who are faithful & love him and that same evil plan won't work because God know the beginning and end he is the author.

  8. Ruth and Esther are probably my favourite books because they show God working without being openly acknowledged.
    Like a hidden friend who wants the best for you without being seen.
    The best bit about God working this way is how you can look back and see all the little things he does to help which make a big difference.