The Years of Exile


Esther 9-10


A Biblical Study

THESE DAYS SHOULD BE REMEMBERED


The Month Which Turned From Sorrow to Joy

 


F.Y.I. CORNER


1.

ADAR 13 - (Feb-Mar) the day set for Jewish execution, determined by the letter of Haman.

2.

SPOIL (961) - booty same as (7998) - booty The plunder taken from enemies at war .

3.

PREY (962) - to plunder, catch, gather; (to take) for prey. (Num. 31:25-32)

4.

PORTIONS (4490) - something weighed out, a division (of food); a ration; a lot; such things as belonged; a part.

5.

HATED ( Heb. 8130) - to hate personally (x utterly); enemy, foe. (Gr. 3404) - to detest.

 


1.        What happened on the 13th day of Adar? (9:2)

2.        Who helped the Jews defend themselves? (vs. 3)

         Why?

3.        How strong had Mordecai become? (vs. 4)

 

4.        What did the Jews do to those who hated them? (vs. 5)

5.        How many enemies were destroyed in the Shushan Palace? (vs. 6)

6.        Who were also killed? (vs. 10)

         What was done with the spoil?

7.        What did the king allow to be done to their bodies? (vs. 13)

8.        How many enemies were destroyed in the city of Shushan? (vs. 15)

         What was done with the prey?

9.        How many enemies were destroyed in the kings provinces? (vs. 16)

         What was done with the prey?

10.     List the things Mordecai insisted would be remembered every Adar 14-15th: (vs. 22)

          

          

        

          

11.     What did they name this feast? (vs. 26)

         Why?

12.     What was expected as a result of these days? (vs. 28)

 


Wonderful Works To Be Remembered


1.        Who were the Jews allowed to destroy?

         9:2

         9: 5

2.        DISCUSS: Why have Gods people been hated so much? Is a child of God still hated?

         Luke 21:17

         John 15:19

3.        Is a child of God still delivered from the enemy? Psalm 106:10:

         Who is the enemy?

1) I Peter 5:8

2) James 4:4

3) I Corinthians 15: 26

4.        What has God done for His people? Ps. 18:16-17

5. How are Gods people protected?

         Ephesians 6:17

         Hebrews 4:12

6.        What comparisons do you find between Luke 1:68-75 and Esther 9 ?

7.        Mordecai insisted that this time of deliverance must be remembered. Why is this concept so important?

         Psalm 106:10

         Psalm 111:4

Further study: Explore similarities, if any, between the Feast of Purim and the Feast of the Lamb.

 


SUGGESTION FOR PRAYER
 

Remember the things the Lord has done in your life; thank Him for His great mercy.

VERSE OF THE WEEK

 

And they remembered that God was their rock, and the high God their redeemer.

-Psalm 78:35