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The Nuttall Encyclopedia

Esther, the Book of

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A book of the Old Testament, which takes its name from the chief figure in the story related, an orphan Jewess and ward of her cousin Mordecai, who, from her beauty, was chosen into the royal harem and raised to be consort to the king. It is read through in the Jewish synagogues at the feast of Purim (q. v .). It is observed that the name of God does not occur once in the book, but the story implies the presence of an overruling Providence, responding to the cry of His oppressed ones for help.

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Wood, James, ed. Entry for 'Esther, the Book of'. The Nuttall Encyclopedia. Frederick Warne & Co Ltd. London. 1900.

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