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    ESTHER 3

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      1  Haman, advanced by the king, and despised by Mordecai,
        seeks revenge upon all the Jews.
     7  He casts lots.
     8  He obtains by calumniation a decree of the king to put the
        Jews to death.
    
    
    VERSE 1
    - A.M. 3551.  B.C. 453.  promote Haman.
       * Es 7:6 Ps 12:8 Pr 29:2
    - Agagite.
       * Nu 24:7 1Sa 15:8,33
    - above all the princes.
       * Es 1:14 Ge 41:40,55 Ezr 7:14 Da 6:2
    
    
    VERSE 2 
     - the king's servants.
      Dr. Shaw, speaking of the cities in the East, says, "If we
      quit the streets, and enter into any of the principal houses,
      we shall first pass through a porch, or gate-way, with benches
      on each side, where the master of the family receives visits,
      and despatches business; few persons, not even the nearest
      relations, having admission any farther, except upon
      extraordinary occasions."  These servants were probably
      officers who here waited the king's call; and it is likely
      that Mordecai was one of them.
    
       * Es 2:19,21
    - bowed.
       * Ge 41:43 Php 2:10
    - bowed not.
      {Yichrƒ welo yishtachaweh,} "bowed not down, nor prostrated
      himself," or worshipped him.  Had this meant only civil
      reverence the king would not have needed to command it; nor
      would Mordecai have refused it; there was, therefore, some
      kind of divine honor intended, such as was paid to the
      Persian kings, and which even the Greeks refused, as express
      adoration.
    
       * :1,5 Ex 17:14,16 De 25:19 1Sa 15:3 Ps 15:4
    
    
    VERSE 3 
     - Why.
       * :2 Ex 1:17 Mt 15:2,3
    
    
    VERSE 4 
     - when they spake.
       * Ge 39:10
    - that they told.
       * Da 3:8,9; 6:13
    - he had told.
       * Ezr 1:3 Da 3:12,16-18,23-30; 6:20-28 Jon 1:9
    
    
    VERSE 5 
     - that Mordecai.
       * :2; 5:9
    - full of wrath.
       * Es 1:12 Ge 4:5,6 Job 5:2 Pr 12:16; 19:19; 21:24; 27:3,4 Da 3:19
    
    
    VERSE 6 
     - sought.
       * Ps 83:4 Re 12:12
    
    
    VERSE 7 
     - the first month.
       * Ne 2:1
    - in the twelfth.
       * Es 1:3; 2:16
    - they cast Pur.
       * Es 9:24-26 Pr 16:33 Eze 21:21,22 Mt 27:35
    - Adar.
       * Es 9:1,5,17-19,21 Ezr 6:15
    
    
    VERSE 8 
     - scattered abroad.
       * Le 26:33 De 4:27; 30:3; 32:26 Ne 1:8 Jer 50:17 Eze 6:8; 11:16
       * Zec 7:14 Joh 7:35 Jas 1:1 1Pe 1:1
    - their laws.
       * Ezr 4:12-15 Ac 16:20,21; 17:6,7; 24:5; 28:22
    - for the king's profit to.  Heb. meet, or equal for the king
      to, etc.
    
    
    VERSE 9 
     - that they may be destroyed.  Heb. to destroy them.  and I
      will pay.  Heb. and I will weigh.
       * Ge 23:16
      Here Haman is obliged to acknowledge that there would be a
      loss to the revenue, which he was willing to make up out of
      his own property.  Ten thousand talents of silver, counted by
      the Babylonish talent, amount to 2,119,000œ.; but reckoned by
      the Jewish talent, they amount to double that sum.  In those
      days, silver and gold were more plentiful than at present; and
      we have many instances of individuals possessing almost
      incredible riches.  Herodotus relates, that when Xerxes went
      into Greece, Pythius the Lydian had 2,000 talents of silver,
      and 4,000,000 of gold darics, which unitedly amount to nearly
      5,500,000œ.  Plutarch tells us, that after Crassus had
      dedicated the tenth of all he had to Hercules, he entertained
      the Roman people at 10,000 tables, and distributed to every
      citizen as much corn as was sufficient for three months; and,
      after all these expenses, he had 7,100 Roman talents left,
      which amount to more than 1,500,000œ.  Lentulus the augur is
      said to have possessed no less than 3,333,333œ. 6s. 8d.
      Apicius was worth more than 916,671œ 13s. 4d.; and, after
      having spent in his kitchen 833,333œ 6s. 8d. he considered the
      remainder too little for his support, and poisoned himself!
    
    - ten thousand.
       * Mt 18:24
    
    
    VERSE 10 
     - took.
       * Es 8:2,8 Ge 41:42
    - enemy.  or, oppressor.
       * Es 7:6
    
    
    VERSE 11 
     - to do.
       * Ps 73:7 Jer 26:14; 40:4 Lu 23:25
    
    
    VERSE 12 
     - Then were.
       * Es 8:9-17
    - scribes.  or, secretaries.  according.
       * Es 1:22; 8:9; 9:27
    - in the name.
       * 1Ki 21:8 Da 6:8,12,15
    - sealed.
       * Es 8:2,8,10
    
    
    VERSE 13 
     - by posts.
       * Es 8:10,14 2Ch 30:6 Job 9:25 Jer 51:31 Ro 3:15
    - both young.
       * 1Sa 15:3; 22:19
    - in one day.
       * Es 8:12-14 Jas 13 2:13
    - the spoil.
       * Es 8:11; 9:10 Isa 10:6
    
    
    VERSE 14 
     - The copy.
       * Es 8:13,14
    
    
    VERSE 15 
     - hastened.
       * Pr 1:16; 4:16
    - sat down.
       * Ho 7:5 Am 6:6 Joh 16:20 Re 11:10
    - the city.
       * Es 4:16; 8:15 Pr 29:2
    
    
    
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