The Book of Esther


Esther is a book which clearly emphasizes the providence of God. One of the features of the book is that the name of God does not appear in the Hebrew text. However, on closer examination we can find the Lord’s name in acrostic form* in the narrative. On four occasions, 1. 20; 5. 4, 13; 7. 7, this structure is used. When each of these contexts is examined it becomes apparent that the writer is stressing critical points in the plan of the book. Surely, this cannot be by chance but is evidence of divine design, demonstrating the truth of divine providence.

We know who really does rule and over-rule!

*An acrostic is a poem or series of lines in which certain letters, usually the first in each line, form a name, motto or message when read in sequence.