Introduction to Esther

17 Mar 2020 Book of Esther

Name: Esther

Division: Old Testament

Category: History

Purpose: To demonstrate God’s sovereignty and his loving care for his people

Book No in BIBLE: 17

In Old Testament: 17

In History: 12

No. of Chapters: 10

No. of Verses: 167

Author: Unkown may be Mordecai or Ezra

Date Written: Approx. 470 BC

Place of Writing: Israel

History Covered:486 – 473 BC

Audience: People of Israel

Esther Statistics

Based on its weight of 10 Chapters its share among the chapters of the BIBLE, Old Testament and History. Move your mouse pointer over the bar on the right hand side to get the values.

Total chapters in BIBLE:1189

Total chapters in OT: 929

Total chapters in History: 249

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Key Verse

For if thou altogether holdest thy peace at this time, then shall there enlargement and deliverance arise to the Jews from another place; but thou and thy father’s house shall be destroyed: and who knoweth whether thou art come to the kingdom for such a time as this? (4:14)

Key People



King Xerxes I


Key Places