"The story of Esther is set farther away from Jerusalem than any of those who had gone into exile. Nehemiah was the cupbearer to the king in Babylon; Esther was miles to the East of Babylon in the capital city of Persia, Susa – today’s Iran. Neither the name of God nor Jerusalem appears in Esther. From this farthest point, the lives of all the Jews of the earth are threatened with annihilation by an imperial decree from the most powerful man on earth, the King of Persia."
(To read more, please click the link below.) This meditation was originally published in The Journey, a publication of Bible Reading Fellowship. For more information, or to contact Bible Reading Fellowhip, please visit them at www.biblereading.org.