Last updated: February, 2007.

The Book of Esther

Messages Prepared for the Good News Network 

with annotations by the author


Thomas V. Taylor

Emeritus Professor,
Biblical Theological Seminary

November 2002

31 pages,

This electronic edition was prepared by Dr. David C. Bossard
from original documents.

February, 2007.

Electronic Version Copyright © 2007 by Mr. Thomas V. Taylor. All Rights Reserved.

1. Introductory: The Captivity of Judah 001

2.  Introduction to the book. 002  003

3.  The Feast of Ahasuerus (1:2-12) 004  005

4.  Vashti's Fate (1:13-22) 006  007

5.  The Contest -- a Search for a New Queen (2:1-14) 008  009

6.  Esther's Ascendency and Mordecai's "Good Fortune." (2:15-23) 010  011

7.  The Plot of Haman.  (3:1-15) 012  013

8.  Mordecai Reacts (4:1-17) 014

9.  The Banquet of Wine (5:1-8) 015  016

10.  Haman's Provocation (5:9-14) 017

11.  Events in the Life of Mordecai (6:1-14) 018  019

12.  Adventures of the Second Banquet (7:1-10)  020  021

13.  How Deliverance Came to the Jews (8:1-17) 022

14. The Vindication of the Jews (9:1-19) 023  024

15.  The Establishment of Purim (9:20-32) 025

16.  Mordecai's Advancement (10:1-3) 026

17.  The Ways of God 027

18.  The Civic Responsibility of the Lord's People. 028

19.  How Do We Understand the Hatred Shown to the Jews?  029  030

20.  Some Practical Lessons. 031


About IBRI:

The Interdisciplinary Biblical Research Institute is a group of Christians who see a desperate need for men and women convinced of the complete reliability of the Bible who will:
     (1) get training both in Biblical studies and in some other academic discipline, and
     (2) use this training to help other Christians deal with the many areas where non-Christian teaching is so dominant today.
We believe that such trained people can be effective in removing many stumbling blocks that keep others from the Gospel.


Contributions to IBRI

This web site has been developed and is maintained as a free labor of love by volunteers who believe
that there is an urgent need to make available the lectures and literature that are presented here.

Our intent is to allow free downloads of these lectures and literature in single copies for personal use.
To this end we have purchased web services and posted as much of this material for download as
seems prudent. At present, about 20% of the total available is currently posted.

Our desire is to post all of the material, and add much worthy, new material. As web usage shows
the value of these postings, we plan to add more material for download. If you desire particular items
that are not currently available for download, please contact the webmaster.

You can help us, and expand the materials available for download  by your purchases, or by making
a tax-deductible contribution to IBRI.

starOur Objectives

starOur Programs

starOur Beliefs



Please return to the main page for Additional IBRI materials.

Catalog: Publications, Speakers

            The IBRI catalog lists items which may be purchased for a modest charge.
            Printed copies of original IBRI content (e.g. RRs and tracts)
            Audio and ../MP3 CDs of IBRI presentations

            The catalog also lists contact information on IBRI speakers who may be available to address your group or conference.

You can contact IBRI by e-mail at:
  This Web Site has been selected as a "Links2Go" Key Resource for Theological Studies

Theological Studies

Last updated: February, 2007.