Chapter 5 – The Book Of Esther


Upon completion of this chapter you will be able to:

  • Write the Key Verse from memory.
  • Summarize the story of Esther.
  • Identify the purposes of the book.
  • Recognize that God has a special plan for you.


In the last chapter you studied the Book of Ruth, the Gentile woman who lived among the Jewish people. This chapter focuses on Esther, the Jewish woman who served as queen among the Gentile people. The book which bears her name tells of a plot to destroy the entire Jewish nation which would have ended the blood line of the Messiah, Jesus Christ. Although the book does not mention God by name, it speaks of His intervention in the affairs of men to care for His people and accomplish His divine purposes. It also shows how each one of us has an important part in God’s plan. Before proceeding with this study, read the book of Esther.

Read over the chapter study material and complete the self-test at the end. After this chapter is completed, mark complete and go to the next lesson.