0 Esther Topical Outline

Then said Esther, If it please the king ... let Haman's ten sons be hanged upon the gallows. And the king commanded it so to be done ... and they hanged Haman's ten sons 9:13

Trivia: How did Esther become queen?

The Book of Esther

1 Vashti refuses to entertain the king's drunken guests (1-22)

2 Esther wins the fair young virgin contest (and becomes queen) (1-18)

     Two men are hanged for conspiring to kill the king (19-23)

3 Haman and the king schedule a kingdom-wide kill-the-Jews day (1-15)

4 Mordecai asks Esther for help (1-17)

5 Esther's dinner party (1-8)

     Haman plans to hang Mordecai (9-14)

6 The king honors Mordecai (1-14)

7 Haman is hanged on the gallows he built to hang Mordecai (1-10)

8 The king permits the Jews to kill those who might kill them (1-17)

9 The Jews slaughter more than 75,000 people (1-16)

     They celebrate the slaughter with a two-day party (Purim) (17-32)

10 Mordecai was great among Jews (1-3)

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