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Delving into Esther
"A look at one of the greatest short stories in the Bible."
15 Points Per Correct Answer - No time limit
Who in this book was "hoist on his own petard," so to speak?
Xerxes chose Esther as his queen. Of what nation was Xerxes king?
When Mordecai asked Esther to intercede on behalf of her doomed people, she readily agreed.
When Esther agreed to go into the king, she resolved, "If I ____, I ___."
(One Word, KJV)
When Esther appeared before Xerxes unsummoned, she knew he could kill her for her defiance. But what did he do instead?
Extended his scepter
Rebuked her but gave her what she wanted
Unlike rain on your wedding day (which is just bad luck), the Book of Esther is truly ironic. In it, Haman told the king that if he wished to honor a man, the king ought to parade that man about in royal apparel. Who did the king then honor in this way?
Why did the king decide to hang Haman?
Because he tricked the king into slaughtering the Jews
Because he appeared to try to rape Esther
Because he was engaged in a plot to overthrow the king
Because the king was jealous of his intelligence and might
After Esther interceded, the king revoked his decree to slaughter the Jews.
What does Esther's Hebrew name mean?
This event of deliverance is still commemorated today in what Jewish feast?
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