WHAT’S THE ANSWER?
Beth starts out heavy with the politics and setting of the story of Esther. Top of page 13, let me just give you the answer, so your brain doesn’t explode on the first day of homework. Cyrus II is the grandpa – Atossa (mom) and Darius I (dad) – Xerxes (son) also called Ahasuerus.
WHAT’S THE POINT?
This is not just a historical fairytail. Since the book of Esther was canonized as part of the Word of God, it “was written to teach us, so that through endurance and the encouragement of Scripture, we might have hope.” (Romans 15:4)
WHAT DO YOU THINK?
You’ve viewed the intro video and completed a few pages of homework, are you excited about this study?!