Purim—a joyous holiday in the Jewish calendar, with the history of its commemoration recorded in the book of Esther, which is read aloud on the celebration of Purim. When a beautiful young girl named Esther finds favor with the king of Persia, she was chosen to be his queen. But he did not know she was a Jew. Influenced by his adviser, Haman, the king’s edict is: “Do with the Jews what you wish.” And Haman plots to destroy them.
Knowing only Esther can save her people, her guardian, Mordecai, poses a question—one that convinces a fearful Esther to use her position to petition the king on behalf of her people—“And who knows but that you have come to your royal position for such a time as this?” In the dramatic series of events that follows, the Jews are saved!
Engage with the Bible—in the record of its centuries-old celebrations!