Tuesday, March 10, 2009

For Those Studying Esther

Are you are doing Beth Moore's Esther study? Depending on when you started the study after the new year, there's a good chance you are right around the point where Haman's plot to "destroy, kill, and annihilate all the Jews" is revealed and thwarted by Esther. Since that time, as it was decreed by Queen Esther, the Jews have celebrated their deliverance for two days each year at a time called Purim.

This year, the celebration began at sunset yesterday, March 9 and will continue through tomorrow, March 11.

For a great summary and perspective, go here.

What neat timing to be studying the original event as it is is being remembered and celebrated!

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8 comments:

Mel said...

Ok this is the first time in days my computer has let me comment on your blog, it has taken 2 tries!!!

This is the next study i have slated, it looks wonderful.

I chuckled at your ironing post ahh the memories!!!

Chatty Kelly said...

Thanks for the trivia! That is so cool. :-) I'm not doing Beth Moore's study, but have studies Esther before. She was amazing. "For such a time as this!"

sara said...

I so want to do that study. I am currently in Jesus, the One and Only!

A Stone Gatherer said...

I love how God works it to help show his people how he orchastrates things! I know I spelled that wrong!

Beth.. One Blessed Nana said...

That is exactly where we are in Esther. Thanks for that little bit of trivia. That is interesting.

I just love God's Word!

Beth

skoots1mom said...

yes, indeed, it is our Israel, too! So celebrate women standing up for Who they Believe and Who they worship in Jesus Christ...the Messiah who opened the way for the gentiles...and I'm very thankful for that!

Letters From Midlife said...

I'm not doing the study on Esther but I do like to pay attention to the Biblical Holidays even though I don't observe them. Thanks for the reminder about Purim.

Xandra@Heart-of-Service said...

I went to the live study in Houston before she finished the book, but I'm not doing this one. Sounds like you are enjoying it.

Xandra