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Although the book of Esther contains no mention of God, it abounds with implicit testimonies to providential leading and provision for His people. Under Persian law, Esther had no choice but to obey the king's decree. She herself retained her own virginity until she became the king's chosen wife. She was in a polygamous household, but this was common and accepted in the culture of the times (note the many wives of such Godly men as Gideon and David). God actually used Esther in this unhappy position to preserve the Jewish people from probable annihilation. It is likely Haman's proposed pogrom would have extended even to the land of Israel and every place inhabited by Jewish people.
KJV Defenders Study Bible, by Dr. Henry Morris, Ph.D.
Publisher: Thomas Nelson
DEF 10 ISBN 0-529-10444-x
DEF 10-1 ISBN 0-529-10445-8