Bible Study Notes on Esther 5 – 20160831

Bible Study Notes

Esther 5:1  “…on the third day…” Interesting how many times that phrase is in scripture, on the third day.  I don’t think it coincidence that God calls our attention to it.

1  “…the inner court…across from the king’s house…on his royal throne in the royal house, facing the entrance of the . . . → Read More: Bible Study Notes on Esther 5 – 20160831

Bible Study Notes on Esther 4 – 20160828

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Esther 4:1  “…tore his clothes…put on sackcloth and ashes…” Signs of severe mourning for a Jew.

3  “…in every province…many lay in sackcloth and ashes…” All understood the danger of what had been decreed.  While it doesn’t explicitly say they cried out to God, that would have accompanied the fasting, weeping, . . . → Read More: Bible Study Notes on Esther 4 – 20160828

Bible Study Notes on Esther 3 – 20160826

Bible Study Notes

Esther 3:1  “…Haman, the son of Hammedatha the Agagite…” Agag was king of the Amalekites.  In 1 Samuel 15, God had ordered Saul to completely destroy them along with all they had.  Saul didn’t do it.  He saved the flocks and herds and brought king Agag back alive although Samuel eventually . . . → Read More: Bible Study Notes on Esther 3 – 20160826

Bible Study Notes on Esther 2 – 20160824

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Esther 2:1  “After these things…” No specific time given.  According to commentary and historians could have been several years, after a military campaign against Greece.

1  “…he remembered Vashti, what she had done, and what had been decreed against her” Regret.  He remembered her, her actions, and his own actions.  But . . . → Read More: Bible Study Notes on Esther 2 – 20160824

Bible Study Notes on Esther 1 – 20160821

Bible Study Notes

Esther 1:1-3  “…the days of Ahasuerus…third year of his reign…” Checked my study Bible for timeline specifics.  Ahasuerus is the Hebrew name for Khshayarsh, king of Persia.  Xerxes is the Greek name.  He supposedly reigned from 486-464 B.C.  Beginning with Cyrus, the kings of Persia during this time were Cyrus, Cambyses, . . . → Read More: Bible Study Notes on Esther 1 – 20160821

Bible Study Notes on 2 Corinthians 13 – 20160818

Bible Study Notes

2 Corinthians 13:1  “This will be the third time I am coming to you…” In the last chapter, he mentions that this is the third time he was ready to come to them.  The wording into English makes it seem like it was the third time he had gotten ready to . . . → Read More: Bible Study Notes on 2 Corinthians 13 – 20160818

Bible Study Notes on 2 Corinthians 12 – 20160817

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2 Corinthians 12:1-6  Paul describes an incident where he was given a vision of heaven, but his point of focus will be the infirmity associated with it.

2  “…a man in Christ…” Odd way of telling the tale.  He speaks of another person, but it is obvious he is speaking of . . . → Read More: Bible Study Notes on 2 Corinthians 12 – 20160817

Bible Study Notes on 2 Corinthians 11 – 20160815

Bible Study Notes

2 Corinthians 11:1  “…bear with me in a little folly…” Paul is about to unload some feelings regarding the false apostles and the Corinthians’ tolerance of them.  Much of what he will say is tongue-in-cheek, hyperbole, or sarcasm.

2  “…godly jealousy…” All aspects of jealousy are not evil.  The resentment or . . . → Read More: Bible Study Notes on 2 Corinthians 11 – 20160815

Bible Study Notes on 2 Corinthians 10 – 20160812

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2 Corinthians 10:1  “…in presence am lowly among you, but being absent am bold toward you” I wonder why the difference in stance between his letter and seeing them in person.  Commentary expressed reasons why he was mentioning it at all, but no help with this.  Perhaps there is timing involved.  . . . → Read More: Bible Study Notes on 2 Corinthians 10 – 20160812

Bible Study Notes on 2 Corinthians 9 – 20160810

Bible Study Notes

2 Corinthians 9:2  “…Achaia was ready a year ago…” Paul does this a good bit in his writing.  He says he knows he doesn’t need to remind someone of something, but he does it anyway.  His subtle way of saying, by the way.  Another reference to the fact that they had . . . → Read More: Bible Study Notes on 2 Corinthians 9 – 20160810