Esther

Esther

This study was inspired by Yoram Hazony's book, 'The Dawn' which is a detailed and extensive study of the politics involved in the Book of Esther. The book shows, and we discuss in these audio files, what was going on in the power politics of Aẖashverosh's Persian court.

It is important to understand why Mordecai felt compelled to resist Haman's rise to power and how he and Esther conspired to destroy Haman.

Equally important, the study discusses what was behind the steps taken to destroy the anti-semetic forces within the Persian Empire.

  • Esther 1-2

    Media File
    Introduction and exploration of Aẖashverosh (or Xerxes 1) personality and manner of governing. Explanation of the king's search for a bride and how Ester became the favorite.
  • Esther 3

    Media File
    Discussion of Haman and and his relationship to the king.
  • Esther 4-5

    Media File
    Mordecai's reaction to the elevation of Haman and the formulation of Esther's plan.
  • Esther 6-7

    Media File
    Esther springs the trap.
  • Esther 8-10

    Media File
    Mordecai's plan to deliver the Jews from the planned destruction.