I understand the story behind Esther of keeping the Jewish people safe from another genocide, but why is it included in the Bible when there is no reference to prayer or God's will.
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God bless you...
the separation of church and state, for all practicle applications, is a fairly recent event our forefathers tried to kick into gear, while throughout Europe back thru millenia to the Greeks and so on the gods and the state was just presume to be one
I love your answer. Good insight to ponder upon!
Book of Esther is in the King James (Protestant) Bible...
It is a very important Book of the Old Testament. Not only does it give the meaning of Purim but also reveals who "the queen" is in Nehemiah 2:6 Study it out and it ties in Ezra as well.
seajon....this book is in my NIV version of the Bible. MrMaranatha, I will look into Nehemiah and Ezra too with Esther in mind. Thanks!
thanks for that, the Esther belongs to the Septuagint books which were used by the Jews outside of Jerusalem. I thought it was omitted by the reformers.