Detailed outline of the Book of Esther -

  1. The Feasts of Xerxes (1:1—2:18)
    1. Vashti Deposed (ch. 1)
    2. Esther Made Queen (2:1–18)
  2. The Feasts of Esther (2:19—7:10)
    1. Mordecai Uncovers a Plot (2:19–23)
    2. Haman’s Plot (ch. 3)
    3. Mordecai Persuades Esther to Help (ch. 4)
    4. Esther’s Request to the King: Her First Banquet (5:1–8)
    5. A Sleepless Night (5:9—6:14)
    6. Haman Hanged: Esther’s Second Banquet (ch. 7)
  3. The Feasts of Purim (chs. 8–10)
    1. The King’s Edict in Behalf of the Jews (ch. 8)
    2. The Institution of Purim (ch. 9)
    3. The Promotion of Mordecai (ch. 10)
Print Friendly, PDF & Email