The story of Esther is one of the most popular and beloved stories in the Bible. And why wouldn’t it be? It’s as gripping as any novel you might pick up today, but it’s also a true story! Without ever mentioning God directly, His hand is all over the story of Esther, displaying his providence and faithfulness even as the Jews faced annihilation.
During the seventy years the Jews suffered their Babylonian exile, God raised up several people to faithfully guide and direct His fallen people back to Himself. Among those people was Esther, whom God would use “for such a time as this,” giving her unique influence over the King that would ultimately save God’s people.
The only books of the Old Testament that do not mention the name of God are Esther and the Song of Solomon, and neither of these books is mentioned in the New Testament. Yet God’s hand of providence is more clearly evident in this book than in most others.
Studying the Book of Esther: How to Use This Guide
Studying the book of Esther is well worth your time. We’ve created a 10-day study guide for you, each day working through a chapter of the exciting story of Esther.
You can work through this Bible study on your own or with your small group, and you can go through this in ten days, or over a ten-week or semester long schedule. Whatever works best for you!
Each day, you will read a chapter of Esther, and then read through the corresponding day’s notes and answer the questions. If you’re working through this study guide with a group, be sure to have your group share at least a few answers for each day’s reading.
This study guide was meant for you to print and share with your Bible study, small group, or church Sunday school! We hope and pray this is an enriching experience for you in the Word of God!
Click here to download a copy of our 10-Day Esther Bible Study!
This study guide on the book of Esther was written by Thomas Klock of Harvest Christian Fellowship in 2005. It was shared with Crosswalk.com and Salem Web Network in 2008.