Esther - Bobby Krivitsky Mr. Golden History 210 October 9,...

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Bobby Krivitsky Mr. Golden History 210 October 9, 2011 Celebrating Esther Esther, queen of Persia, has tragically passed away. Esther came to power replacing queen Vashti along side the king of Persia, Ahasuerus. Esther’s story is a most noble and courageous one, as her efforts helped to save the Jews and earn her the right of having a biblical book named after her (one of only three books in biblical tradition to be named after a female). (Day 317). Esther was originally born under the name Hadassah but upon entering the royal harem was given the Persian name Esther, which means star. Esther grew up an orphan, raised by her cousin Mordecai. (Book of Esther 428). Queen Vashti lost her crown when king Ahasuerus called for a seven-day feast in the palace of Shushan. During the feast, king Ahasuerus called upon his seven chamberlains to summon for Queen Vashti so that she may show the people her beauty. However, Vashti refused the king’s summons. This greatly outraged the king and upon discussing it with his chamberlains and princes, Ahasuerus decided to remove Vashti from her royal estate. (Book of Esther 428). As a result, the king ordered his men to gather up all the fair young virgins that they could find and bringing them to Shushan palace. It was here that Esther gained the favor of the king and was ultimately crowned the new queen.
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One day, Mordecai was sitting in the king’s gate when he heard two of his chamberlains discussing a plan to kill the king. Mordecai then went and told Esther, ordering her to make Ahasuerus aware of this. Esther, who had the utmost respect for her cousin who raised her, obliged. At dinner that night, Esther told the king of his two chamberlains plan
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