|Overview - Esther 2|
|1||Out of the choice of virgins a queen is to be chosen.|
|5||Mordecai the nursing father of Esther.|
|8||Esther preferred before the rest.|
|12||The manner of purification, and going in to the king.|
|15||Esther best pleasing the king, is made queen.|
|21||Mordecai discovering a treason, is recorded in the chronicles.|
Esther 2:18 (King James Version)
Then the king made a great feast unto all his princes and his servants, even Esther's feast; and he made a release to the provinces, and gave gifts, according to the state of the king.
- A M. 3547. B.C. 457. made a great.
- 1:3-5 Genesis 29:22 ; Judges 14:10-17 ; Solomon 3:11 ; 5:1 Matthew 22:2 ; Luke 14:8
- Revelation 19:9
- he made
- We learn from Herodotus and Athenus, that the Persian monarchs were accustomed to give their wives distinct cities and provinces for the purpose of supplying them with different articles of dress: one was assigned for ornamenting the head and neck; another provided robes, zones, etc.; and the city of Anthilla was given to a Persian queen, we read, to supply her with shoes and sandals. It is probable, therefore, that, at the desire of Esther, Ahasuerus relieved those cities and provinces that had before paid it, from this expense.
- Hebrew rest. gave gifts.
- 9:22 1 Samuel 25:8 ; Nehemiah 8:11 ; Revelation 11:10