Historical Background and Biblical Insights
Author: Rose Publishing
Product code: BT74
A summary of the story of Esther; includes a map of the Persian Empire; time line; the feast of Purim's historical background; comparison charts on the key people; Hebrew/Persian meanings of their names; and spiritual insights between the two banquets.
Chosen for such a time as this. The story of Queen Esther helps us answer the question: Where is God when things go wrong? It's easy to dismiss Queen Esther as the lucky orphan girl who won the heart of the king. But realistically, she was a young woman with a tragic background and dangerous secret that could cost her life and her family's. She was married to a king who destroyed peoples' lives on a whim and had a history of killing people close to him.
Worse still, the king's favourite counselor and chief advisor was a mortal enemy of Esther's family. Esther had to keep a low profile, keeping her secret, hoping he wouldn't make the connection. For Esther, life was unfair. But her story brings a message of hope to all who face trouble by showing how God works even through the fears and dangers. There are happy endings in perilous times!
About the Author
Rose Publishing is a Christian publisher with a mission to help people grow in their faith by creating products that help people understand the Bible and give Christian solutions to life's problems.
Rose Publishing started with two "Then and Now"® Bible Maps in 1991 and a dream to make Bible teachings and basic Christian beliefs understandable to everyone. They expanded their line to Christian living topics that help people find the joy of growing through the good news of Jesus Christ.
Rose Publishing creates full-color products (award-winning books, wall charts, pamphlets, DVD-based curriculum, and PowerPoints®). They are designed for personal, church, small group, and school use, and are packed with easy-to-understand diagrams, illustrations, maps, photos, charts, and time lines to bring Christian teachings to life.