Rels/Huma 213


ESTHER


I. Popular story illustrating the principle of “Hoisted on his own petard.”


Explanation of “Hoisted on his own petard.”




Ahasuerus (Xerxes the Persian_ - King


Vashti - Queen

Mordecai - Jewish hero - First Cousin of Esther who is the “daughter of his uncle.”

Esther - Jewish hero - Eventual Queen

Haman - Prototype Villain - - Assistant to the king


III Know basic story


IV. Key Passages


1:17, 1:20-21, 3:8, 4:13-14, 7, 8, 9:5

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DANIEL


  1. One of many Daniel stories.


  1. Located in Persian period, Written in Greek period.


  1. Daniel, Hananiah, Mishael, and Azariah (Daniel, Shadrach, Meshach and Abednego) remain pure. Chs. 1, 3


A. Diet, 1:8- 16 Worship



V The Fiery Furnace 3: 1- 30


VI. The Handwriting on the Wall “mene mene tekel parsin” 5: 1-30, Especially 5:24-28


VII Daniel in the Lions’ Den 6: 1-28


VII. Various apocalyptic teachings