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Bible Commentaries

Smith's Bible Commentary

Esther 10

Verses 1-3

Chapter 10

Now chapter 10 just deals with now the exalting of Mordecai. He was made, more or less, prime minister over the Persian Empire. He was given pretty much the office and the role that Haman had had. And it is, no doubt, because of Esther and Mordecai and their position, that when Esther's husband Ahasuerus died, his son, also called Ahasuerus in the scriptures, became the next king, but Queen Esther, no doubt, had a great influence upon him, her stepson. And it was he who gave to Nehemiah the permission and all to go back and rebuild the city of Jerusalem, to restore the walls and all. The stepson of Esther is the one who gave that very important decree to restore and rebuild Jerusalem, the decree from which the beginning date of the prophecy of the coming of the Messiah. Four hundred and eighty-three years after that date the Messiah will come. So that is, no doubt, because of the influence that Mordecai and Esther had.

Now, this brings us now to an end of a major section of the Old Testament. "





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Smith, Charles Ward. "Commentary on Esther 10". "Smith's Bible Commentary". https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/eng/csc/esther-10.html. 2014.