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Esther was the Persian name of this descendant of Benjamin and is from “aster” meaning “a star” and implies, like Venus, that of “good fortune.” We refer to “the star of hope” & “the star of joy”—“the star of superiority,” and Esther was all these to her people for in “the splendid galaxy of Hebrew women of the olden time, no name stands more prominent or shines with a richer lustre.”
She was a Persian Queen.
She is revealed as “a woman of clear judgment, of magnificent self-control and capable of the noblest self-sacrifice.”
From her character we learn,
To seek divine guidance in times of difficulty ( Esther 4:15-17).
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