Esther is a short book in the Bible. It’s in the Old Testament and is a historical book. As a Presbyterian my biblical education has focused much more on the New Testament. Consequently, I wasn’t very familiar with her story until I read the book this week as part of a Sunday School course I’m taking. The story of Esther is both historically fascinating and spiritually profound. So, here I am getting the word out on Esther!
Despite the images of gray haired old ladies that the name Esther might conjure up (no offense to any Esther’s or gray haired ladies out there); the Esther of the bible was anything but. She was a beautiful and clever young woman, whose physical perfection and purity made her a queen.