Esther 6 commentary matthew henry commentary on the. We saw in the last study that everything is reaching an exciting climax and before the day is out, someone will be a goner. In the hebrew bible the book of esther is placed in the third main part, that is the writings hebr. Note that the dramatic events of the book of esther take place between the events of ezra 6 and ezra 7, between the first return led by zerubbabel and the second return led by ezra. Esther questions and answers all chapters new king james.
Esther chapter 5 verse by verse bible commentary matthew. Hence it belongs to the bestknown otbooks with the jews and it is also the book, which has the oldest copies. We come now to the last in our series on the book of esther. He makes haman name a fitting reward, and then deputes him to confer it on mordecai esther 6. Haman, when he hoped to be mordecais judge, was made his page, to his great confusion and mortification. The book of esther does not mention the name of god. It was one shared amongst all the jews everywhere throughout the empire.
Esther 6 commentary james burton coffman commentaries on. Esther chapter 2 verse by verse bible commentary matthew. Esther 6 it is a very surprising scene that opens in this chapter. Chapter one chapter two chapter three chapter four chapter five chapter six chapter seven s. Now in the twelfth month, that is, the month of adar, on the thirteenth day, the time came for the kings command and his decree to be executed. Sleep how vain are all the contrivances of foolish man against the wise and omnipotent god, who hath the hearts and hands of kings and all men perfectly at his disposal, and can by such trivial accidents as they are accounted change their minds, and produce such terrible effects. Esther 7 guess whos coming to dinner redeeming god. Verse 3 then tells us that this wasnt the reaction of mordecais only. Esther 6 commentary, one of over 110 bible commentaries freely available. Esther 6 commentary old testament matthew henry st. Scripture that same day king xerxes gave queen esther the estate of read more the book of esther bible study. Study the bible online using commentary on esther 6 and more. If anyone wants to know more about the story of esther and mordecai, and if it really happened, the book says they should read the official annals of persia and media where its all recorded. Esther 6 bible commentary wesleys explanatory notes christianity.
Esther bible study chapter 6 the sleepless king and the. Bible study from the book of esther looking at the providence and workings of god in. Our last news of queen esther left her in tears, fasting and praying. Ahasuerusit is now generally agreed among learned men that the ahasuerus mentioned in this episode is the xerxes who figures in grecian history. The book of esther 6 powerful life lessons from the bible. Read all of esther 6 verse 1 1 on that night could not the king sleep, and he commanded to bring the book of records of the chronicles.
The book of records of the chronicles was the source from which the kings honors list was drawn, and as a general rule, special. The sleepless king and the providence of god by i gordon. The greek title for this book is esther latin hester. It is among the objects of the writer of esther to show how the smallest circumstances of life, those most generally regarded as left to. He is there to get permission to kill him and hang him high.
So one was commanded to bring the book of the records of the chronicles. The book of records of the chronicles was the source from which the kings honors list was drawn, and as a general rule, special services were promptly rewarded. Several things in this chapter itself are very instructive and of great use. Esther with book summary versebyverse bible commentary. This supershort chapter ends the book, stating that king ahasuerus continued to have great power, exacting tribute money from many different lands. He ordered that the book of records, the chronicles, be brought, and they were read before the king.
It was found recorded there that mordecai had exposed bigthana and teresh, two of the kings officers who gua. It is a very surprising scene that opens in this chapter. Esther chapter 6 explained discover the 66 books of the. Haman, who came to incense the king against him, is employed as an instrument of the kings favour to him, ver. The author of the book of esther is unknown, though some attribute the work to mordecai. Esther 6 commentary commentary critical and explanatory on. Bible studies in the book of esther esther chapter 6. The writer of the book of esther probably wanted his readers to realise that god is always in control.
Esther is read during the purim feast on 14th and 15th adar februarymarch. Esther is, among the generality of jews, the best known of all the books of the bible p. Esther 6 commentary matthew henry commentary on the whole. Esther 1 new international version niv queen vashti deposed. When he could not sleep he called to have the book of records, the journals of his. Since mordecais good deed in saving the kings life had been overlooked something must be done and done quickly. An exposition, with practical observations, of the book of esther chapter 1.
Esther questions and answers all chapters new king james chapter 1. The events mentioned in esther therefore happened between ezra chapter 6 and chapter 7. The providence of god recommends mordecai in the night to the kings favour. The bible book of esther is a dramatic account which can give us insight into gods special and purposeful plan for our lives. On that night could not the king sleep how vain are all the contrivances of foolish man against the wise and omnipotent god, who hath the hearts and hands of kings and all men perfectly at his disposal, and can by such trivial accidents as they are accounted change their minds, and produce such terrible effects. Providence recommends mordecai to the kings favour. Esther 6 bible commentary wesleys explanatory notes. From this his friends read him his doom, which is executed in the next chapter, ver. There is hardly anything in the literature of mankind that presents a more dramatic contrast of the highest status and the lowest ever attained by a man on one single day than that which is here revealed in the person of haman the great prime minister of the persian empire under xerxes. The book of esther has served the jewish people as support of their national hope and especially so in the days of persecution. The last news we had of haman left him in his cups, esther 3. May, 2016 a chapter by chapter and verse by verse study of esther taught by pastor paul leboutillier of calvary chapel ontario, oregon. Esther 6 bible commentary matthew henry concise christianity.
Esther 6 commentary commentary critical and explanatory on the. We might even think that he does not care about us. Esther 6 is the sixth chapter of the book of esther in the hebrew bible or the old testament of the christian bible, the author of the book is unknown and modern scholars have established that the final stage of the hebrew text would have been formed by the second century bce. Esther chapter 6 matthew henry complete commentary on. He commanded to bring the book of records his mind being. This is why many presume that the book was written in the second half of the fifth century bc. The story gives us six powerful lessons about courage, divine timing and gods supreme love. Esther 6 commentary, one of over 110 bible commentaries freely available, this commentary, by the leading authority in the church of christ, presents a verse level look at the bible. Listen to this description in the five megilloth, a jewish commentary published by the soncino press.946 4 601 1153 172 250 312 1167 1503 1240 554 713 328 34 75 1465 1083 878 1370 395 129 1406 999 913 741 1288 424 636 190 813 225 571