Esther

Esther

by Stephen B. Woodruff

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Overview

Esther, the main character in the story contained in the biblical book of Esther, is a young Jewish maiden who rises to fame, wealth, and glory in ancient Persia during the days of King Ahasuerus (Xerxes). Her beauty sets her apart from other young women in the king's harem, and the king chooses her to be his queen. From this privileged position, Esther has an opportunity to save the Jewish community in Persia from the machinations of the king's evil grand vizier. Her success is celebrated each year in the joyous Jewish festival of Purim.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781422204696
Publisher: Mason Crest Publishers
Publication date: 09/01/2009
Series: Money at its Best: Millionaires of the Old Testament Series
Pages: 119
Product dimensions: 6.70(w) x 9.40(h) x 0.40(d)
Lexile: 1160L (what's this?)
Age Range: 12 - 17 Years

Table of Contents

Esther and Her Wealth 6

Introduction: Wealth and Faith 7

1 The Scroll 11

2 In Search of a Queen 27

3 Haman's Revenge 45

4 A Time to Mourn 57

5 Dinner for Three 66

6 An Unexpected Development 73

7 Justice and an Unstoppable Edict 82

8 From Battle Day to Holiday 91

Notes 104

Glossary 109

Further Reading 111

Internet Resources 113

Index 115

Illustration Credits 119

About the Author 120

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